Model Type
granary
Description
Breasted -- 9. New York, Metropolitan Museum, 20.3.11 (Pl. 11b). Eleventh dynasty. Outside entrance door, which swings on pivots, leads to accounting room containing nine figures. seated doorkeeper; four clerks, of whom two use wooden tablets and the others papyrus rolls; an overseer; seated man in corner, whose occupation is not clear; and two men measuring grain in the usual drum-shaped containers. Six porters are at work in the grain room; five stand on top of a wall emptying their sacks into two of the three bins; a sixth, with full grain sack on his shoulder, is about to climb stairway to join other figures.
From tomb of Meketre. Late Eleventh dynasty. Length: 76.4 cm. Winlock, MMA Bull., Dec., 1920, pt. II, fig. 15, pp. 23, 26.
Site
Qurneh
Tomb
TT280 - Meketre
Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
Accession number
20.3.11
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 76.4 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 9, Pl. 11b
Tooley-1989 , pp. 32,98
Winlock-1920 , MMA Bull, Dec. 1920, pt. II, fig. 15, pp. 23, 26
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/collection_database/egyptian_art/model_granary_from_tomb_of_meketre//objectview.aspx?OID=100001753&collID=10&dd1=10
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