May 22, 2007

Female Offering Bearer

Female Offering Bearer

c. 667–647 BC


Overall: 28 x 21.4 cm (11 x 8 7/16 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1949.496



A servant girl brings tomb offerings to the tomb owner. She carries long stalks of papyri with lotus flosers and buds slung over her arms. The basket balanced on her head contains either fruit or cakes. To the left is an incomplete offering formula. Based on Old Kingdom work.

See also
Egypt - Late Period
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