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Food Preparation

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Woman Grating Cheese

 

Date: c. 500 – 475 BC.

Place: Greece

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

Slave Preparing Food

 

Date: 1st – 2nd century AD

Place: Made in Egypt

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

This terracotta model depicts a slave preparing food in a mortarium. He is wiping his eye, possibly because he was grinding onion.

Wall Painting Showing Food Preparation

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

This wall painting shows Egyptians preparing food offerings including; butchering an ox, carrying baskets of grain, gazelles, a hare, poultry and eggs, cakes, fish, vases and flowers.

 

Model of a Kitchen Boat Preparing for a Picnic

 

Date: 1981 – 1975 BC

Place: Tomb of Meketre, Western Thebes [Egypt]

 

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.

 

Many outings for Egyptian nobles ended with a picnic. On the boat model, Meketre’s servants are shown preparing part a picnic that will include roast fowl, dried beef, bread, beer, and soup. The roast fowl and soup are being cooked on this boat, while the meat and bread are being prepared on another boat (not photographed). 

 

Butter Churn

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

Mortar and Pestle

 

Date: unknown

Place: unknown

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.  (Proverbs 27:22)

Mortar & Pestle

 

Date: 8th – 7th century BC.

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts  USA.

 

 

 

Fish Plate

 

Date: 4th century BC.

Place: Apulian

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Bronze Baking Pan

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: possibly Torre Annunziata

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

Used for baking cakes and bread rolls.

Sieve

 

Date: unknown.

Place: el Amarna, Egypt

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

Made from Palm leaf.

Bronze Grater

 

Date: ca. 440 BC

Place: Tomb at Trebbia [Italy]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

Bronze Whisk

 

Date: 1400 – 1200 BC

Place: Fosse Temple, Lachish [Israel]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

The whisk was possibly used to puree vegetables.

Mortarium – Grinding Bowl

 

Date: 200 – 350 AD.

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Landesmuseum, Trier, Germany.

Cooking Area

(Reproduction)

 

Photographed at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel.

Kitchen in Courtyard

(Reproduction)

 

Photographed at Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel.