Model Type
granary
Description
Garstang: ix. Model of granary.
From Global Egyptian Museum: --
A wooden model of a granary, a square building with a door that swings open on a pivot. An oblong bin is at one end, next to it steps lead up to the roof. In the roof are four holes through which fresh corn would be poured into bins. A scribe sits on the roof in a corner, making note of the measures carried up, another man climbs the steps and a third figure stands in the yard below.
width=38 cm.
Tooley (p102) : Tomb BH1 LM 55.82.2. H.27 x W.37 x L.37 cms. Tomb BH1 contained a tall square structure with sharply peaked corners (c. 45 deg). The outer surface of the walls have been coarsely plastered white. The door in the left corner leads to the court in which are 4 magazines against the back wall. The windows are painted a dull red. Stairs to the left give onto the terrace in which are 4 holes. On the terrace is seated the scribe with a writing board and palette. Two labourers fill grain sacks and carry them up the stairs (Garstang 1904 220; 1907, 57-8, figs.41-4; Bienkowski 1986, 38). Dated 11 dyn. or earlier (p. 44).
Site
Beni Hasan
Tomb
BH 1 - Antef
Date
11 dyn or earlier
Ref. for dating
Tooley p 102
Museum
Liverpool Museum , Liverpool
Accession number
55.82.2
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 37 cm
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , Fig. 44.
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Tooley-1989 , pp. 44, 102
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=3881
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