Model Type
Breasted -- 4. Asyut, tomb of Nakhti. Eleventh dynasty. This is one of the largest models devoted entirely to brewing. In the middle, two women grind grain into flour on a double saddle stone or quern. In front of them stands a water carrier bearing two containers suspended from a yoke. In one corner a man is crushing grain with a mortar and pestle. In another corner a seated woman tends a fire on which she is cooking bread. On the opposite side a brewer is straining the bread or mash through a sieve into a vat. Near him is a man supporting a water jug on his head with both hands; he evidently is about to dump it into the vat of mash which the brewer is preparing.
From Asyut pit 1. Length: 73 cm.; width: 40 cm.; height: 18 cm. Average height of figures: 25 cm. Chassinat, Fouilles d'Assiout, pp. 49-50; Pl. XV, 2.
Tomb 7 - Nakhti
late 11 dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley p. 35
NK , _
Accession number
Breasted Classification
II-2-4 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - The Manufacture of Beer. - Model brewing scenes.
Length 73 cm Width 40 cm Height 18 cm Av Height of figures 25 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-2-4 4.
Chassinat-etal-1911 , pp. 49-50; Pl. XV, 2
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