Model Type
Man Museum web site: Wooden model of a granary , with four figures of people working inside. The granary is a rectangular building with walls that peak at each corner. A door in one side swings open, and a flight of seven steps leads up to a flat roof, where there are holes for pouring grain into the bins below. The doors of the bins are outlined in red paint, and there is a red wooden block on the granary floor.
Holes in the surface of the granary's floor and roof show where the figures were originally placed. Each figure has a red painted body and a white painted skirt, with the hair and eyes painted in black. One figure has a piece of linen wrapped around the skirt, too.
Tooley-1989 (p. 107) : Tomb 1525. Man. 6601. H.18 x W.27.8 x L.35.5 cms. The model is rectangular with low angle peaked corners (c. 10D). The door is in the centre of the wall giving access to the court in which are 3 magazines against the back wall. The stairs to the left lead to the terrace which has holes for the grain, the magazine closest to the stairs having 3 holes instead of one (Petrie 1924a, 7, XVII:7). No sequence date. Dated 11 dyn. (p. 50).
Breasted (p. 15): 18 Other examples: a. Intermediate period: Petrie-Brunton, Sedment, 1, Pl. XVII, 7
11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 107
Manchester Museum, Manchester
Accession number
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 35.5 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 18
Petrie-etal-1924 , Pl. XVII, 7, text, p. 7
Tooley-1989 , pp. 50,107
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs



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