Model Type
Tooley-1989 Thesis (p.95):
Tomb 98 of st-kA. BM 21804. H.24.5 x W.42 x 1.44 cms (plate 16: 2). A square model with gently peaked corners (c. 20?). The door is placed in the left corner opening onto a court with a row of 3 magazines against the front wall and a row of 4 magazines on the back wall, each with movable windows and hieratic labels indicating the contents as bsA, swt, lsd, weh. The stairs to the roof are on the left. In the roof are holes corresponding with each magazine. The walls are painted yellow and the door and windows red. The front walls have a red T shape on the corners (Budge 1887-8, 38; 1922, 21, 22; Breasted 1948, 12, pl. 9c). Dated 8/9 dyn. (p. 17-18).
Budge, By Nile and Tigris (p. 94): This last-mentioned object is of considerable interest. It is the model of a granary with seven bins, and each has a sliding door, through which the grain was taken out, and over each door is written in hieratic the description of the grain in the bin. A stairway leads to the roof over the bins, and up this the grain was carried in sacks, and shot into them through holes in the roof. A figure of the keeper of the granary stands by the stairway, and near him is the grain measure. In 1888 the Sardar decided to present one of the boats^ and the granary- to the British Museum, and handed both to me in Cairo to pack up and take home.
Qubbet el-Hawa
Tomb 98
8th-9th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley Thesis p. 95
British Museum, London
Accession number
Width 42 x 1.44 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 1 Pl. 9c
Tooley-1989 , pp. 17,95, Ill. 16:2
Museum Online Record Card
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