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Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

model

Name:

workshop

Date:

circa 2010 B.C. circa 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety Beni Hasan, early dynasty XII, middle kingdom

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

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.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)

Material(s):

wood
plaster
linen

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 18.5, cm
length, 41.4, cm
width, 29.7, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Provenance:

from J. Garstang's excavations

Inscription:

excavator's mark; 366

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

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. 126-128, 224
fig. 124

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 105-106, #92

Murray, M. A.. The Splendour That Was Egypt.
pl. XIV

Bourriau, J.D.. 1981. Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest.p. 63, #113

Strudwick, Helen. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 142-143, #12

Related Object(s):

E.71.1903
E.71a.1903
E.71b.1903
E.71c.1903; Model of butchers at work
E.71e.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.71d.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50680; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2019-04-18)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50680





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