|EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM LIMESTONE BREWER
Depicted tilted forward over her vat and wearing a long dress and typical wig of the period with a stripe in the middle, letting her hair appear as small wisps on the front of the forehead.
Arms and feet lacking
Vth-VIth Dynasty, ca. 2498-2181 BC
H. 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.)
Ex French private collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 169.
Cf. Cyril Aldred, Le Temps des pyramides: de la préhistoire aux Hyksos, Paris, Gallimard, 1978, p. 201, no. 198.