The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Weavers' Workshop



Identity: Meketre, Chancellor
Material: Painted Wood
Period: Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty
Reign: Unknown

Height: 25 cm
Width: 43 cm
Length: 93 cm

This miniature weaver's workshop scene was among the wooden models of Meketre which replicate his surroundings so as serve him in his afterlife. The weavers' quarter has two horizontal looms. Weavers squatting on the floor are at work, while a number of girls spinning threads attend to their needs.

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