Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Woman Grinding Wheat
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source: Wikimedia Commons
author: Marie-Lan Nguyen
A photograph shows a small terracotta figurine depicting a Greek woman. She is standing in front of a large basin, using a fairly large stone to grind wheat or barley into flour.
Artifact: c. 450 BC
This 5th century BC figurine provides a glimpse into food preparation in ancient Greece. Here, a woman grinds wheat or barley, likely to make bread or kykeon (a kind of gruel).
At the time of photograph, this figurine was housed in the British Museum in London.
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