Model of a man making beer

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

L of base 26 cm, H of figure 20.5 cm

Accession Number

25.1521

Medium or Technique

Wood

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Standing figure on rectangular base. Arms are outstretched, figure is leaning forward with fingertips touching the top of a tall vessel. The figure is bare chested wearing a long, calf-length, white kilt. Note that the skin is painted yellow ochre. The body of the vessel is painted red, the rim yellow, the top surface is red as well. The fingers and toes are carefully delineated, the nose and mouth are damaged.

Provenance

From Naga el-Deir N 89. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition