Model Type
combination: butchery / baking
Breasted: 2. Leipzig, Ägyptisches Museum. Intermediate period. Complicated kitchen scene. Roasting, cooking, baking, and grinding all represented. Squatting man holds spit with plucked duck at other end. Duck swings above red plate representing pan with glowing coals. Man's right hand holds fan. Bound ox, lying on left side, with head turned so that both horns lie on ground, has red mark on neck, i.e., slaughter wound; hide is spotted black and white. Butcher, cutting animal's neck, stands bent forward, right leg straight, left knee slightly bent. Left hand lies on animal's head; knife is just over neck wound. Butcher's skirt spotted with blood. Man standing opposite butcher holds jar spotted with blood, under animal's neck to catch blood. Standing woman crushes grain with pestle in mortar. Another woman is grinding grain. A third woman squats before door of dome-shaped oven. Her right hand holds poker extending into opening of oven. Another woman tends a charcoal fire in a cone-shaped oven. A man squats with his back to wall. Numerous jars and containers are scattered about.
From Abusir, tomb of Harshefhotp I. Length: 45 cm.; width: 38.5 cm.; height of side boards: 5 cm. Schäfer, Priestergräber, pp. 67-69, figs. 97-100, p. 66.
Harshefhotp I
11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 58
Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig
Accession number
Breasted Classification
II-5-4 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - Kitchen Scenes - Groups performing various duties in model kitchen scenes.
Length 45 cm Width 38.5 cm Height of side boards 5 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , II-5-4 2.
Schaefer-1908 , pp. 67-69, figs. 97-100, p. 66
Tooley-1989 , p. 58
Tooley-1999 , Fig 24
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