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Model of butchers at work: E.71c.1903

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Model of butchers at work




Model of butcher's workshop; 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. Plastered wood; painted white, red-brown (flesh) and black; yellow floor.


History note: From J. Garstang's excavations

Measurements and weight

Height: 16 cm
Length: 29 cm
Width: 23 cm

Find spot

  • Beni Hasan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1903) by The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
2010 - 1950

Materials used in production

Wood Linen Plaster

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 366
  • Excavator's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.71c.1903
Primary reference Number: 50679
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 9 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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