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Limestone servant statue of woman grinding or milling grain; female figure wearing bag wig with lappet at back and short sheath dress, leaning forward to grind grain on stone while resting on her knees and toes; little paint remains.

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19766
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1213, in serdab
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    18.3 x 12.2 x 34.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
    1903–1904
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1213

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Capel, Anne K., and Glenn Markoe, eds. Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Cincinnati Art Museum, 1996, p. 91, cat. 28a.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 387-388, cat. 136.

    Fazzini, Richard A. Images for Eternity: Egyptian Art from Berkeley and Brooklyn. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, 1975, p. 37, cat. 27.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, p. 28, pl. 41b.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 58.

Photos 22

Institutions 1