Model Type
baking / brewing
Tomb BH275 of [...] T33y [...] contained the largest group of models in the Beni Hasan necropolis. The intact burial [ ... contained ...] a bakery (plate 48: 1. Bristol H4596. Garstang 1907 a , 221; Breasted 1948, 38)
Breasted -- 6. Bristol, Museum and Art Gallery, H 4596. Twelfth dynasty. Four figures, besides one or more missing. Model is so crude that it is difficult to distinguish between various tasks.
From Beni Hasan, tomb 275 (of Thaay). Mentioned in Garstang, op. cit., p. 221. Base. 33 cm. x 20.3 cm. Height: 25.4 cm.
Garstang Inventory: v. Model of bakery.
Bristol Mus. web Site: Brewery and bakery tomb model. This tomb group is attached by pegs to a wooden base which is in two parts, one plank is longer than the other. Currently there are four figures attached to the base. One is leaning over a vat (roughly hollowed cylinder) and would have held a stick to stir it with. Another is leaning forwards; one is standing nearby. The fourth is kneeling and should be facing the pile of loaves which are being cooked over a fire (it looks like a brown pine cone). In addition there is a loose item, straight with curved ends and two indents and drilled holes, which is unlikely to be part of this model. With this is a standing man, feet together, a red beer vat with white top and two quern stones, rectangular with a notch on the top.
Beni Hasan
BH 275
11th Dyn. to Sen I
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 44
Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Accession number
Breasted Classification
II-4-1 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - Model Scenes of Baking, Brewing, and Slaughtering. - Baking and brewing in same house or room.
Height 25.4 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-4-1 6.
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Tooley-1989 , pp. 44,211, Ill. 48:1
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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