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 first group is characterised by the fine carving of the heads, in particular the faces, cheek bones, brow bones, noses, well defined eyes, mouths and high quality finishing (CG 236 CG 240, CG 241, CG 243, CG 244, CG 245, CG 246, CG 248). ... 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 Maidservant Brewing Beer
This painted wooden model shows a woman wearing a short wig and a short white skirt standing in front of a beer jar. The model shows the beer-making process. The rounded slab placed over the mouth of the vat was used to strain the mash. The filtered beer ran out of a hole near the bottom of the vat. The beer was then stored in another jar, that is here placed on the opposite side of the base.
Height= 38 (cm) Length= 39 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30816
= CG 246
Height 38 cm Length 39 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: 1462