Model Type
animal husbandry / milking
Breasted: 1. Hildesheim, Pelizaeus-Museum, 1690 (Pl. 4b). Unprovenanced Middle Kingdom. The cow stands with her calf beside her, slightly ahead and to right, facing in same direction. A man wearing a white skirt stands by the cow's head with his left arm extended forward as though to hold a halter rope. Directly beneath the cow sits a woman milking with her right hand. With her other hand she holds in her lap a jar in which to catch the milk. This position for milking is very different from that of the early Mesopotamian culture.
Roeder, Die Denkmäler des Pelizaeus-Museums, fig. 18, p. 73. Dimensions of base: 30 cm. x 23 cm.
Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
Accession number
Breasted Classification
I-2-3 PRODUCTION AND STORAGE OF FOOD - Cattle-breeding Scenes. - Cow being milked.
Base 30 cm x 23 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-2-3 1, Pl. 4b
Martin-Pardey-1991 , pp. 69-72
Roeder-1911 , fig. 18, p. 73
Tooley-1999 , Fig 50
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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