Model Type
granary
Description
Tooley (p103) : Tomb BH575 of Xty-i. Ash. E2310. H.35.5 x W.30 x L.51.6 cms. The rectangular structure has peaked corners (c. 39 deg). The exterior walls are painted yellow with a dado of blue-grey, a band of blue and white between them. The tops of the walls are the same blue-grey, whilst the peaked corners are streaked blue-grey. The door and jambs are red and are set in the centre of the wall. In the court are 4 open topped magazines against the back wall, with a fifth against the left wall. The steps to the terrace, which is formed by a small platform for the scribe and overseer, are to the right. When found the model was filled with grain seeds identified as emmer wheat and barley. In the court are 3 figures measuring and carrying sacks whilst the scribe on the terrace writes in hieratic on his board (Garstang 1904b, 222; 1907a, 124-5, fig. 121). Dated 11 dyn. to Senwosret I (p. 45-6).
The Sackler guide to the collection adds that besides emmer and barley the model contained 'Tiger nuts', adding that "Tiger nuts are a sweet-tasting tuber from the sedge plant"
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Garstang Inv: v. Large granary (opening doors) full of grain, four figures of labourers, two seated.
Site
Beni Hasan
Tomb
BH 575 - Khetyi
Date
11 dyn. to Senwosret I
Ref. for dating
Tooley p 103
Museum
Ashmolean Museum , Oxford
Accession number
E2310
Material
wood
Dimensions
Length 51.6 cm
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Garstang-1907a , pp. 124-5, fig. 121
Tooley-1989 , p. 103
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