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Egyptian model of a brewing and baking workshop

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An image of Model Workshop. Wooden model of a brewing and baking workshop; two women grounding flour, one woman sifting flour, a man mixing dough, a woman by an oven, a man mashing beer, two men with yokes carrying vessels (supplied by E.172a-b.1903), two large vessels. Wood coated in plaster and painted red-brown, black, white, and pale yellow (women's flesh). The women and one man still have cloth garments. Production Place: Egypt. Find Spot: Tomb of Khety Beni Hasan; tomb 366. Wood, plaster and linen, painted, height 18.5 cm, length 41.4 cm, width 29.7 cm, circa 2010- circa 1950 B.C. Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom.

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Model Workshop. Wooden model of a brewing and baking workshop; two women grounding flour, one woman sifting flour, a man mixing dough, a woman by an oven, a man mashing beer, two men with yokes carrying vessels (supplied by E.172a-b.1903), two large vessels. Wood coated in plaster and painted red-brown, black, white, and pale yellow (women's flesh). The women and one man still have cloth garments. Production Place: Egypt. Find Spot: Tomb of Khety Beni Hasan; tomb 366. Wood, plaster and linen, painted, height 18.5 cm, length 41.4 cm, width 29.7 cm, circa 2010- circa 1950 B.C. Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom.

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  • Accession Number: E.71d.1903
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 111.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2015:07:09 11:57:15

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20th Century 21st Century alcohol Ancient Egypt antiquity baker baking BC beer beni hasan brewers brewery brewing Egyptian female figures Fitz_ANT grave goods linen loin cloth mashing Middle Kingdom model oven painted plaster studio wood wooden workers working workshop yoke yoking

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