Model Type
granary
Description
Tooley pp. 103-4; Tomb BH585 of Xnm-nxti and nTr-nxti. Two model granaries were provided in this double burial, both virtually the same (only one located). Each has steeply peaked corners (c. 62deg). Both have doors painted red which open in the centre of the long wall. Each has 4 labourers in the courtyards. Neither is furnished with steps to the 104 terraces. One example, BM 63838, H.24 x W.26.4 x L.35 cms, has a bluegrey dado on the exterior walls. This model has 3 painted magazine windows but no hole in the terrace. [...] Both models have scribes who perch on small platforms over the magazines (Garstang 1904b, 222, 223; 1907a, 98, fig.90).
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Garstang Inventory: (one of) ix. Granary with four figures; granary with four figures and one decayed.
Site
Beni Hasan
Tomb
BH 585 - Neter-Nekhta
Date
11 dyn. to Amenemhat II
Ref. for dating
Tooley p.47
Museum
British Museum , London
Accession number
EA 63838
Breasted Classification
I-3-1-B PRODUCTION AND STORAGE OF FOOD - Storage of Food. - Model granaries with workmen storing grain. - Wooden models of granary storehouses, usually with human figures.
Material
wood
Dimensions
Length 35 cm
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , p. 98, fig. 90.
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=153482&partid=1&searchText=63838
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