Model Type
Breasted: 7. Philadelphia, University Museum, E 14259 (Pl. 11a). Intermediate period. Model contains eight figures. two of which are in court, the rest on granary roof. Three of the figures on the roof stand beside beer jugs which they are scaling. As this is most unusual in a granary scene, it is possible that the jars contain grain instead; each jar has its own stand. Three other figures on roof kneel facing court, with their hands touching the cornice. Between two of these figures is a jug with a very narrow neck. An overseer, baton in hand, stands in court, watching second figure gather up grain into a lump-shaped grain measure. The usual small stairway leads to granary roof. A doorway with a door which swings in on a pivot is in corner of court opposite stairway. On the granary wall facing the court four bin doors are painted in red outline.
From Sedment, tomb 2111 (of Khent-kheti) . Tenth dynasty. Found in sarcophagus chamber. Petrie- Brunton, Sedment, 1, Pl. XX, 5, p. 7. Excellently preserved.
Tooley-1989 (p. 108): Tomb 2111 of Hnty-hty. Phil. E14259. Dimensions unknown. The square model has peaked corners (c. 22?). The door is on the left giving access to the court across the back of which are 4 magazines with painted windows. As well as stairs, labourers and a scribe, this model includes beer jars (Petrie 1924a, 12, XX:5; Breasted 1948, 14). Sequence date 5 (9 dyn.). Dated 11 to Senwosret I (pp. 20, 49).
Note: UPenn online catalogue has this granary under the object numbers E 14259A,..,N
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia
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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.
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 7, Pl. 11a
Petrie-etal-1924 , Pl. XX, 5, p. 7
Tooley-1989 , pp. 49,108
Museum Online Record Card
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