274. TWO STRAINERS
Placed one upon the other on the top of black shrine-like chest (275), on the S. side of the
doorway of the chamber.
Max. diam. 53, Diam. of bronze centre, 14, cms.
Two strainers, made of wood, covered with gesso, and having perforated bronze centre for
These strainers were evidently placed in this chamber as symbolical of brewing a kind of
beer, known to us in modern times as 'Boozeh' or 'Booza', a primitive kind of turbid
alcoholic liquor made out of wheat, barley or maize.
Condition of these strainers was not good, the gesso having buckled and parted from the
wood to a large extent.