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Limestone servant statue of woman straining mash for beer; female figure leaning forward and pressing hands into vessel, wearing sheath dress and close shaven hair, dress painted red, skin yellow, vessel red, and base painted black, negative space between arms has not been removed.


  • ID
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 1213, in serdab
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    23 x 9.3 x 30.3 cm (9 1/16 x 3 11/16 x 11 15/16 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1213

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Capel, Anne K., and Glenn Markoe, eds. Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Cincinnati Art Museum, 1996, pp. 91-92, cat. 28b.

    Lutz, Henry F. Egyptian Statues and Statuettes in the Museum of Anthropology of the University of California. University of California Publications. Egyptian Archaeology 5. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1930, pp. 27-28, pl. 41a.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, p. 58 (identified as male figure).

Institutions 1