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Female Offering Bearer

2000–1801 BCE
Overall: 25.8 x 7.9 x 12.2 cm (10 3/16 x 3 1/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
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The offering bearer wears a basic wraparound kalasiris dress and a strap that connects to the dress over her left shoulder. It is not known whether straps on ancient Egyptian dresses were designed as a part of the garment or were separate attachments for fashionable or utilitarian purposes. Ancient Egyptian illustrations typically identify women who wore this garment with a strap as servants, whereas artisans depicted men of all socioeconomic levels wearing the
version for men.
Female Offering Bearer

Female Offering Bearer

2000–1801 BCE

Egypt, Middle Kingdom (2040–1648 BCE), Dynasties 11–12

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