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Carter No.: 274

Handlist description: Two strainers

Card/Transcription No.: 274


POSITION: Placed one upon the other on the top of black shrine-like chest (275), on the S. side of the doorway of the chamber.

DIMENSIONS: Max. diam. 53, Diam. of bronze centre, 14, cms.

DESCRIPTION: Two strainers, made of wood, covered with gesso, and having perforated bronze centre for straining purposes.

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.

REMARKS: Condition of these strainers was not good, the gesso having buckled and parted from the wood to a large extent.

Card no. 274 relating to Carter no. 274
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