Model vat - ROM2018_16363_3


Model vat

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
8.5 × 5 cm
Object number: 907.18.712
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. This wooden cylinder represents a vat in which dough for making bread or beer was mixed.  The top (diameter 5 cm) is painted white representing the dough mixture. There are some chips missing from the rim. The sides are painted a dark brown-red representing the clay from which the vat was constructed. Traces of white streaks on the exterior may represent spillage of the white dough. The bottom is unpainted with a small hole (diameter .5 cm) for a dowel attachment.
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