Model beer vat - 907.18.710_1


Model beer 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
9 × 6 cm
Object number: 907.18.710
Not on view
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 6 cm) is painted white representing the dough mixture. The sides are painted a dark brown-red representing the clay from which the vat was constructed. Traces of some white streaks on the exterior may represent an overflow of the white dough.  The bottom (diameter 4.2 cm) is unpainted with a small hole (diameter .5 cm) for a dowel attachment. The dowel is visible.
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