This tall, slender woman, like the model of a riverboat, was discovered in a hidden chamber in the tomb of Meketre. Of the thirteen models and figures received by the Museum in the division of finds from the tomb, this offering bearer is the finest work of art. When they were uncovered in 1920, the models of Meketre were the most detailed, best preserved, and most diverse set of wooden funerary models ever found. A statue similar to this one, but carrying bread and beer in her basket, is in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
The two statuettes of women bearing offerings were much larger than other figures in the serdab of Mekutra. This one represents a woman bringing the basket of meat, a duck, and bread. The elaborate dress and stes of jewelry worn by the woman indicate higher or more special status than that of the simply attired working women in the others.
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