Model Type
combination: storehouse? / butchery / brewing / baking
Quibell/Hayter p.40: Another model from the same tomb. It is a tray, 0 m. 52 by 0 m. 47 by 0 m. 10 with a doorway left in one long side and represents a combined brewery and butcher's yard. Near the door is a slaughtered ox. One man holds a bowl to catch the blood. The butcher's knife is painted red, the ox black and white. The man standing by with a staff under his arm must have held some tool, as his two hands are holed for pegs. On one side of this group is a man standing in a white tub : he is treading dough. Beyond him, in the corner of the yard, are two girls grinding corn. Next, to the left are two more girls working great pestles but their mortar has disappeared. Then come two furnaces, one of beehive form, the other flat- topped, with women poking the fires. The man with hands daubed white, who sits before a grooved board, is breaking up the lumps of fermented bread before passing them to the next man who works them through a sieve. The general colour of this model is slate; the women are painted a dirty yellow, the men red.
11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 55
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 45497
Breasted Classification
II-4-2 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - Model Scenes of Baking, Brewing, and Slaughtering. - Type 2 : Scenes of baking, brewing and slaughtering in one room or house.
52 cm x 47 cm x 10 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-4-2-9
Quibell-Hayter-1927 , pp. 15,40, and Pl. XXIV:1
Tooley-1989 , p. 55
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