Statue of man hoeing from tomb of Tjeteti

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

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 .

Statue of man hoeing from tomb of Tjeteti, Wood

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