Model Type
Tooley-1989 (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"
In Garstang inventory list v. Large granary (opening doors) full of grain, four figures of labourers, two seated.
Beni Hasan
BH 575
11th Dyn. to Senwosret I
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 103
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Accession number
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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