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Model of butchers at work


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Model of butchers at work








model of butcher's workshop; two men at 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.

Field Collection

Beni Hasan Egypt

Technique Description



height 16 cm
length 29 cm
width 23 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


given: Beni Hasan Excavation Committee 1903 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

from J. Garstqang's excavations


  1. excavator's mark
    Content: 366


  1. 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 [page: ]
    [comments: 105, 224, fig. 94]
  2. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (2005) London: Scala [page: 185]
    [comments: ]
  3. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: no. 93]


wood, plaster and linen

Accession Number

E.71c.1903 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50679; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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