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Bowl with traces of tamarind and grapes

Fruit was considered a delicacy and was generally consumed fresh. There were also methods to produce jams, as a carob compote found on a small reed table bears out. Grapes, tamarind, figs, pomegranates and dates might were used to make refreshing fruit juices, and to sweeten beverages and baked foods. Some fruits also had medicinal properties: the dum palm was used both as a sweetener and to alleviate hypertension and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

S. 8233
Faience, organic remains
10.5 x 15 cm
1425–1353 BCE
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep II / Tuthmosis IV / Amenhotep III
Deir el Medina / tomb of Kha (TT8)
Schiaparelli excavations (1906)
Sala 07 Vetrina 09
  • Schiaparelli, Ernesto, La tomba intatta dell'architetto Kha nella Necropli di Tebe, Relazione sui lavori della Missione archeologica Italiana in Egitto (1903-1920) II, Torino 1927, fig. 153,1
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Schiaparelli, Ernesto Titolo=La tomba intatta dell'architetto Kha nella Necropli di Tebe Sottotiolo= In=Relazione sui lavori della Missione archeologica Italiana in Egitto (1903-1920) II Collana= Opera= Luogo=Torino Anno=1927 Menzionato= Illustrazione=fig. 153,1
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