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Title:

Model of butchers at work

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, Egypt

Category:

model

Name:

workshop

Date:

2010 B.C. 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety early dynasty XII middle kingdom

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

model of butcher's workshop; two men cut the throat of a bull lying on the ground; one man is cooking (?) under a tripod. A figure has been lost from one corner (only his feet remain). One figure has a cloth garment. Plastered wood; painted white, red-brown (flesh) and black; yellow floor.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)

Material(s):

wood
plaster
linen

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 16, cm
length, 29, cm
width, 23, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Provenance:

from J. Garstang's excavations

Inscription:

excavator's mark; 366

Exhibition(s):

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt. 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 12

Documentation:

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 185

Garstang, J.. Burial customs of ancient Egypt; as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom, being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hasan during 1902-4.p. 105; 224
fig. 94

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 106, #93

Breasted, James Henry. 1948. Egyptian Servant Statues.Washington: p. 37, #3

Strudwick, Helen Martha. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 142, 145, #12

Related Object(s):

E.71.1903
E.71a.1903
E.71b.1903
E.71d.1903
E.71e.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.71c.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50679; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2016-06-17)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50679





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