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Sources for 'sections' of artists/craftsmen in late Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC) administration

References are predominantly from Ward 1982: 19-20, nos.109-119

The apparently anomalous 'section of laundrymen' seems to be written clearly on the one source, Louvre C17, where it is the title of a man seated between a sS qdwt 'draughtsman' and qd 'builder' on one side, and a man with unclear title, possibly smnty 'prospector' or a designation connected with cloth (the title is written with a single hieroglyphic sign, depicting a standing man holding an object with triangular lower part and rounded upper part (loop of cloth or bag?).

UC 34347, faience potstand
faience potstand UC 34347 (click on the image for a larger picture)


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