Model of a Servant
Painted wooden figure of a woman wearing a blue tripartite wig and broad collar. Right eye shows how the facial features were well painted, but now little else of the original fine detail survives. Badly damaged by ants. Arms and legs from below the knees are missing. Well modelled. From Beni Hasan, cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: excavated by John Garstang of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1902-1904. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, wood very dry, splitting around waist, face , surface dirt, damage from insect or other source?