Model Type
brewing / female figure
Tooley-1989 pp. 11-12:
One of the largest pre-MK groups of models was located in a floor niche in tomb A1 of ny-anx-ppy-km at Meir ... The servant models may be divided into 2 groups by their distinct workmanship, each group forming a set, evidently the work of 2 separate craftsmen. ...The second group, whilst closely resembling the first set are less accomplished and less finely finished (CG 237, CG 238, CG 239, CG 242, CG 247, CG 249, CG 250, CG 251, CG 252, CG 253). ... the difference in quality is the result of different hands and not importance of particular activities. These models, entirely of wood, are predominantly single figures, occasionally pairs, rarely a group of 3. The activities depicted [include] ... milling in combination with beer mashing (CG 239, CG 246, CG 253),
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Woman Brewing Beer
The statuette, made of three pieces of painted wood joined together, shows a woman standing in front of two large jars that are used for brewing beer. The woman has short hair and wears a short white kilt. She is straining the mash into a vat. It has a spout near the top to allow the fermenting beer to overflow or perhaps to let air into the vat to aid the fermentation process.
Height= 30.5 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30823
= CG 239
Height 30.5 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , Vol III, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,12
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs




internal ID: 1457