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Female Offering Bearer

Female Offering Bearer

c. 667–647 BCE
Overall: 28 x 21.4 cm (11 x 8 7/16 in.)
Location: 107 Egyptian


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.
  • Thebes, Asasif, tomb of Mentuemhat (no. 34), chapel E. Purchased from Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris (Mallon 186)
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, “Recent Acquisitions Press Release,” January 1952, Cleveland Museum of Art Archives.
    Berman, Lawrence M., and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999 Reproduced and Mentioned: p. 398
    Russmann, Edna R., "Relief Decoration in the Tomb of Mentuemhat (TT 34)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 31, (1994): 1-19. Reproduced: p. 8, fig. 7
  • In Memoriam: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr.. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 4-April 7, 1958).
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