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Archeological Object

Statuette of a woman kneading bread


Statuette of a woman kneading bread

The small sculpture represents a woman kneeling in the act of kneading bread on an oval plate. The woman, shown with short hair, is wearing a simple skirt that is knotted at the back and leaves her breast exposed. The object belongs to the category of small sculptures that were placed inside the tomb and related to the ritual of the funeral offerings for the deceased.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 6
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: Statuette
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Statuette of a woman kneading bread

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: V Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 23,5
  Length: 29,5
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary and reassembled; corroded surface.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1948, Breasted J.H., “Egyptian Servant statues”, Washington, p.20
1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, p. 30