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Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

model

Name:

granary

Date:

circa 2010 B.C. circa 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety Beni Hasan, early dynasty XII, middlle kingdom

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

model of a granary: a square building with steps leading up to a platform. Two men prepare to lift a sack each: one man carries a sack up the steps; two men sit in the corners of the building - one is a scribe with writing board and palette on his knee. Plastered wood, painted yellow, red-brown (flesh), white and black. One man wears a cloth garment.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)

Material(s):

wood
plaster
linen

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 25, cm
length, 29, cm
width, 23.6, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Provenance:

from J. Garstang's excavations

Inscription:

excavator's mark; 366

Exhibition(s):

Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt. 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 12

Documentation:

Garstang, J.. Burial customs of ancient Egypt; as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom, being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hasan during 1902-4.
p. 224

Strudwick, Helen. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 142, 144, #12

Related Object(s):

E.71.1903
E.71a.1903
E.71b.1903
E.71c.1903; Model of butchers at work
E.71d.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.71e.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50681; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2019-04-18)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50681





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