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Model of a brewery

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This wooden tomb model depicts the scene of a brewery. Three male and three female figures are at work. The men are painted a reddish-brown, while the women are painted yellow. All six are wearing white kilts and black wigs. One man carries a stoppered jar on his head, while another carries two...

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From Asyut, tomb 14 (Wepwawetemhat); from the excavations carried out by M. Chassinat for the Louvre. 1904: purchased from Kyticas in Cairo by Albert M. Lythgoe for the MFA as part of a group for £617/16/6. Purchased with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, 2040–1991 B.C.


Height x width x length: 28.5 x 32.5 x 53.5 cm (11 1/4 x 12 13/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World