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Cup containing dried fruit

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. 8344
Baked clay, organic remains
6.5 x 20.5 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
  • Kosack, Wolfgang, Essen und Trinken im alten Ägypten : bildliche Darstellungen, hieroglyphische Texte und die Bearbeitung der Quellen, Berlino 2014, p. 80
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Kosack, Wolfgang Titolo=Essen und Trinken im alten Ägypten : bildliche Darstellungen, hieroglyphische Texte und die Bearbeitung der Quellen Sottotiolo= In= Collana= Opera= Luogo=Berlino Anno=2014 Menzionato= Illustrazione=p. 80
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