Model Type
combination: brewing / baking
Breasted: 3. Cairo Museum. Model is divided in two by low partition wall with passage at one end. In smaller division: one man stands in tub containing something white; he is probably kneading mash with his feet. One girl squats with poker beside small oven; one man with white hands stands in corner and is perhaps making up loaves for baking. Along the end wall are two oblong white objects with lines crossing at right angles, possibly representing bread on trays. In larger division: two standing girls grind grain; beside them is a cylindrical container perhaps for holding flour; a bowl is attached to lower millstone in front to catch the finished flour. Another standing girl holds a large pestle in her extended hands; mortar is lacking. Near an oven two girls are seated, one with dish in her lap.
From Sakkara, tomb of Karenen. Tenth dynasty. Base: 60 cm. x 45 cm. Quibell, Excavations at Saqqara (1906-1907), Pl. XIX:3, p. 12
Late 11th to early 12th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 56.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 39146
Breasted Classification
II-2-4 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - The Manufacture of Beer. - Model brewing scenes.
Base 60 cm x 45 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-2-4 3.
Quibell-1908 , Pl. XIX:3, p. 12
Ranke-1936 , Pl. 84
Tooley-1989 , p. 55
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