Statue of man hoeing from tomb of Tjeteti
- Old Kingdom
- Dynasty 6
- Later reign of Pepi II at earliest
- ca. 2200–2152 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Teti Pyramid Cemetery, Tomb 6001 of Tjeteti, Serdab, Egyptian Antiquities Service excavations
- H. 25 cm
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
Wooden models first appeared alongside stone serving statues in the latter part of the fifth dynasty. Gradually the provisioning activities shown among these models were expanded upon. This figure from the tomb of Tjeteti shows a hoeing man, his legs inserted in a small base without feet indicated. Over time these wooden models develop into elaborate vignettes of unnamed wooden figures arranged together on platforms and engaged in farm activities .