Model Type
Garstang: iii. Granary, five figures.
Tooley (p.102): Tomb BH723 of Sbk-Htpi. BM 41573. H.21 x W.30 x L.35.8 cms (plate 19:1). The roughly square model has gently curved and peaked corners (c. 20?). The walls are painted a dull grey with the doorjamb in red. A blue hatched design ornaments the tops of the walls. The courtyard and the 2 open topped magazines were filled with real grain seeds. Also inside the model was a scribe, an overseer, 3 labourers and a separate offering-bearer, not belonging to this model but not having its own base, placed in the left magazine (SAOS neg. B611). Stairs to the magazines were on the right (Garstang 1904b, 223; 1907a, 237). Dated late 11 dyn. (p. 46).
Beni Hasan
BH 723 - Sebek-hetepa
late 11 dyn
Ref. for dating
Tooley p. 46
British Museum , London
Accession number
EA 41573
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.
Length 35.8 cm
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Tooley-1989 , pp. 46,102, Ill. 19:1
Web Museum Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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