Model Type
granary
Description
Quibell/Hayter p.41: 1.Model of a granary, 0 m. 52 by 0 m. 47. It is covered with a thin layer of plaster and painted yellow; the door and door frames red. The main door will open and shut: there is a peg in the wall to represent a fastening and a hole in the door opposite it. Inside the yard are two men holding corn measures, a third man standing and an overseer with whip in hand, seated. The doors through which the corn was withdrawn are indicated by red painted lines. In the corner is a stair supported by an arch; a labourer is coming up it with a bag of corn on his shoulders, two others are emptying their bags through the holes in the granary roof, while a scribe, assisted by an apprentice, writes down the number of sacks carried. Traces of writing remain on his tablet.
This model was in good condition and contained a good handful of corn thrown down loosely in the yard.
Site
Saqqara
Tomb
2757 - Inpw-m-HAt
Date
11 dyn
Ref. for dating
Tooley p.55
Museum
NK , _
Accession number
NK
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
52 cm x 47 cm
References (Bibliography)
Quibell-1927 , pp.14,41, Pl. XXV:1
Tooley-1989 , Ill. 22:1
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