Model Type
Garstang p. 76: The scene of breadmaking in Fig. 63 is not so well modelled, and does not maintain tile realistic standard of the brewing scene or the granary. There are three figures engaged in the process, two women and one man. The latter seems to be pounding the grain in a stone vessel by means of a long pestle. One of the women seen in the foreground of the group is preparing the dough for baking, while the second woman tends the oven and the fire. The kneading table in this case is supported upon two wooden legs, and the fire is represented as an open grate, in which the woman is stirring up the embers with the poker held in her right hand. [...] There are two small vessels, apparently water-pots, and a taller barrel-shaped object probably holding the grain. The board upon which these figures are placed is considerably longer than the space occupied by the group, and is provided with unused footholds; it therefore seems probable that some figures, possibly water-carriers or such, are missing from the board, though none but the three figures mentioned were placed within the tomb.
Inventory: vii. Bread-making scene, three figures.
Beni Hasan
BH 116
11th Dyn. to Senwosret II
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 48
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 37563
Breasted Classification
II-1-8 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - The Making of Bread. - Groups engaged in different stages of bread-making.
JE 37563 seems to be accession number for whole burial contents
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Garstang-1907a , p. 76, fig. 63
Tooley-1989 , p. 48
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