Model Type
combination: brewing / baking / storehouse / butchery
Quibell/Hayter p.13: When the large coffin was moved and tied up ready for removal, two pots appeared underneath and a model farmyard [this type of model is called a 'storehouse' here] to the N. of it.
[...] This "farmyard" is a wooden model, of slate blue colour, 0 m. 53 by 0 m. 34 by 0 m. 29. One end is roofed over and has a dwarf wall in front with a door in it. Inside a man, far too big, is making beer, pressing dough through a sieve. The grid of the sieve is drawn in black lines on white. In front of him are vases of different sizes: on the smaller seals are indicated, painted in white with black spirals. Four slight pillars, painted red, look like masts for a tent over him but would be useless under the roof, unless, as is quite possible, they were supports for a mosquito net.
In front of this are: an ox being slaughtered, 2 furnaces, one of them beehive shaped, the other flat-topped; there is a girl before each, one holding a fan. Another girl is grinding meal. A man with white hands rubs up bread on a ridged board; close to him lie two tubs on their sides.
11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 55
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 45496
53 cm x 34 cm x 29 cm
References (Bibliography)
Quibell-Hayter-1927 , p. 13
Tooley-1989 , p. 55

internal ID: 284