Brewer's Vat of Queen Mother Ankhenes-Pepi
- Old Kingdom
- Dynasty 6
- reign of Pepi II
- ca. 2246–2152 B.C.
- From Egypt; Probably from Memphite Region, Saqqara, South Saqqara
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
- H. 17.3 × diam. 11.4 cm (6 13/16 × 4 1/2 in.); spout L. 1.5 cm (9/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. V. Everit Macy, 1923
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This miniature spouted basin on a stand is copied from a large pottery brewer's vat that would have rested on a woven reed stand. It was probably part of the funerary equipment of Queen Mother Ankhnes-Pepi or of her son Pepi II. Beer was a staple of the Egyptian diet, and this small basin would have magically provided it to the deceased throughout eternity.