circa 2010 B.C. circa 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety Beni Hasan, early dynasty XII, middle kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
Wooden model of a brewing and baking workshop; two women grounding flour, one woman sifting flour, a man mixing dough, a woman by an oven, a man mashing beer, two men with yokes carrying vessels (supplied by E.172a-b.1903), two large vessels. Wood coated in plaster and painted red-brown, black, white, and pale yellow (women's flesh). The women and one man still have cloth garments.
Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)
height, 18.5, cm
length, 41.4, cm
width, 29.7, cm
given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee
from J. Garstang's excavations
excavator's mark; 366
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Object Number: E.71d.1903
(record id: 50680; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2019-04-18)