Model of a Servant

55.82.1

On display

Figure of a female offering bearer on wood base carrying a vaulted box on her head held in place by a sharply bent left arm. In the right hand she carries two birds. Her dress is painted white. She has long black hair and yellow skin. Originally wrapped in linen. From the cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs at Beni Hasan excavated by Professor John Garstang for the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1904-1906: the intact rock-cut shaft tomb of Antef (tomb no. 1). The object was on loan to the museum from the University of Liverpool 1936 - 2000.