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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.

Field Collection

Beni Hasan Egypt

Technique Description



height 18.5 cm
length 41.4 cm
width 29.7 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


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

from J. Garstang'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
    [comments: 126-128, 224, fig. 124]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: no. 92]
  3. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1981) Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest (1981)
    [comments: 63 no. 113]


wood, plaster and linen

Accession Number

E.71d.1903 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50680; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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