Model Type
combination: brewing / baking / butchery
Breasted: 4. Copenhagen, Glyptothèque Ny Carlsberg, A 520 (Pl. 40b). Scene of slaughter, brewing and baking, each separated by partition wall. Slaughter: butcher has just cut throat of bound ox, as the line of red at the neck indicates; he holds in his right hand a large knife while a man seated opposite him has a jar in which to catch the blood. A woman standing near the hind quarters seems to be striking the animal to prevent coagulation of the blood. In the corner a seated man is roasting a goose over a fire. Brewery: a seated man kneads dough while a standing woman crushes grain in a mortar with pestle. A seated man tends a fire in a cylindrical oven. Bakery: work is carried on by women. One crushes grain in a mortar with a pestle; two others grind grain into flour; a fourth tends a domed oven.
From Sakkara, tomb of Gemniemhet. Ninth dynasty. Length: 61 cm.; width: 50 cm.; height. 17 cm. Firth-Gunn, Teti Pyramid Cemeteries, II Pl. 31, A, B, text, I p. 53; Mogensen, op. cit., Pl. LXVI, text, p. 69. A 520 is from old catalogue (see Jorgensen)
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
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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.
Length 61 cm Width 50 cm Height. 17 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-4-2 4, Pl. 40b
Firth-Gunn-1926a , I p, 53, II pl. 31 A, B, text
Jorgensen-2002 , pp. 82-3, Ill p. 83, Cat Num 21
Mogensen-1930 , Pl. LXVI, text, p. 69
Tooley-1989 , p. 57
Tooley-1999 , Fig 28
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