Serving statuette, brewer

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2230

Dimensions

Other: Torso 10.2 x 7.2 x 14.4 cm (4 x 2 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

38-4-8

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Torso of brewer (in two pieces): 38-4-8. Joins 12 pieces: 39-3-4 to form figure of a brewer. 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.
Note: all objects are misnumbered as 39-2-7. 1two pieces are 39-3-4 and the two torso pieces are 38-4-8 in Object Register.

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