Model brazier - 907.18.722_1

907.18.722_1

Model brazier

Medium:Wood, painted and carved
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
Dimensions:
5 × 7 cm
Object number: 907.18.722
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom.  It probably represents a circular brazier from a butcher's shop. The brazier has three projecting triangular points which support the hanging cauldron. Both the brazier and the sides of the cauldron are painted a dark brown red. This colour may inidcate a vessel made of Nile silt.  The top of the cauldron is painted white with a red border. Slight discolorations on the top may indicate meat parts in a stew, but this is not clear. The flat base has a diameter of 5.5 cm.  The base is covered with white plaster.  In the centre of the base is a small dowel embedded in the wood.
Collection:
Egypt
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