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Egyptian model of butchers at work, from Beni Hasan

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An image of Model. Butchers at work. Two men cut the throat of a bull lying on the ground; one man is cooking (?) under a tripod. A figure has been lost from one corner (only his feet remain). One figure has a cloth garment. Production Place: Egypt. Find Spot: Tomb of Khety, tomb 366 (Beni Hasan), Egypt. Painted wood, plaster and linen, height, 16 cm, length 29 cm, width 23 cm, circa 2010-circa 1950 B.C. Twelfth Dynasty, Middle Kingdom.

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Model. Butchers at work. Two men cut the throat of a bull lying on the ground; one man is cooking (?) under a tripod. A figure has been lost from one corner (only his feet remain). One figure has a cloth garment. Production Place: Egypt. Find Spot: Tomb of Khety, tomb 366 (Beni Hasan), Egypt. Painted wood, plaster and linen, height, 16 cm, length 29 cm, width 23 cm, circa 2010-circa 1950 B.C. Twelfth Dynasty, Middle Kingdom.

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  • Accession Number: E.71c.1903
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 130.95kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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20th Century 21st Century Ancient Egypt animal animals antiquity BC beni hasan bulls butchers butchery cattle cows Egyptian figures Fitz_ANT grave goods linen male men Middle Kingdom model painted plaster slaughter wood wooden workers working workshop

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