Serving statuette, brewer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2230

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 27.5 x 22.5 cm (4 1/8 x 10 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.) Other: Torso 38-4-8:10.2 x 7.2 x 14.4 cm (4 x 2 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

39-3-4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Figure of a brewer. Twelve fragments of man wearing short skirt and belt, standing with bent knees, feet side by side, leaning forward over sieve on top of jar, hands in sieve to wrist, jar on basket stand. Illegible inscription in front of basket stand, horizontally from right to left. Torso of figure (in two pieces): 38-4-8.

Provenance

From Giza. G 2230. 1939: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition