Model Type
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 Two Women Brewing Beer
In this model, two women standing opposite each other are busy straining grain mash into two large beer vats. Each woman wears a short black wig and a short white kilt. Beer and wine were important items in the offerings given to the deceased for the journey through the underworld. To make beer in ancient Egypt, grain dough was partly baked and soaked in water to obtain the mash. The next step was to mix the mash, using hands or feet, in large vats. The mash was then strained through a sieve placed on the mouth of another large vat and left to ferment.
Length= 38 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30815
CG 253
Length 38 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



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