Model Type
Breasted: 3. Copenhagen, Glyptothèque Ny Carlsberg, A 515 (Pl. 10a). Intermediate period. Entrance door is almost in middle of one side, leading to court which runs down the middle with a row of bins on either side. An overseer stands just inside the door, watching two workers each filling a circular measure with grain. Figure at top of stairs carries full grain sack on left shoulder, supported by both arms. Another porter stands opposite on other granary roof, while a third empties his sack. A kneeling clerk, pen in right hand and second pen inserted under wig on right side of face, holds inscribed writing board on his lap (Pl. 10b).
From Sakkara, tomb of Gemniemhet. Ninth dynasty. Length: 62 cm., width: 48 cm.; height: 40 cm. Cf. Firth-Gunn, Teti Pyramid Cemeteries, I, p. 53; II Pl. 30 A, B. Mogensen, La Collection Egyptienne, Pl. LXVI, text, pp. 67-68
[note: A 515 is from old catalogue (see Jorgensen)]
Tooley-1989 (p. 110): The rectangular structure has low peaked corners (c. 20?). The door in the middle of the short wall gives access to a central court with 4 magazines on each side. The windows are both carved and painted. The stairs at the opposite end of the court lead to the right terrace.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
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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 62 cm Width 48 cm Height 40 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 3, Pl. 10a
Firth-Gunn-1926a , I p. 53;II Pl. 30, A, B
Jorgensen-2002 , pp. 80-1, Ill p. 81, Cat Num 20
Mogensen-1930 , Pl. LXVI, text, pp. 67-68
Tooley-1989 , pp. 57, 110 Ill. 22:2
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