Model beer vat - 907.18.708_1

907.18.708_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
Dimensions:
7.5 × 6 cm
Object number: 907.18.708
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. There is some discoloration on exterior.  The bottom (diameter 4.5 cm) is unpainted with a small hole (diameter .5 cm) for a dowel attachment.
Collection:
Egypt
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