Model Type
female figure / brewing
Description
GlobalEgMus web page: Statuette of a Female Brewer
This statuette is of a female brewer leaning over a big jar preparing beer. This servant is shown half nude and wearing only a long white kilt. She wears a wig over her natural hair, which is visible on her forehead. Around her neck is a large multicolored faience necklace. The servant is depicted raising her head slightly to show her face or as if talking to someone. The beer was prepared in a big jar using fermented barley bread sprayed with date liquor. When fermented, the beer would flow from a hole near the base of the jar.
Height= 26.7 (cm) Width= 10 (cm) Length= 16 (cm)
Site
Giza
Date
5th Dynasty
Ref. for dating
GlobalEgMus page
Museum
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 66624
Material
limestone
Dimensions
Height 26.7 cm Width 10 cm Length 16 cm
Museum Online Record Card
URL: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=14885
Links to Images and Other Refs


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