Model Type
Breasted: 5. Leipzig, Äygptisches Museum. Model granary. Intermediate period. Building is characterized by: outside entrance door, court, stairway to roof over bins, four holes for dumping grain into bins, and two smaller courts at side with no passage-way either to each other or to the main court; walls slightly higher at corners of building. Among the eight figures is an overseer standing in court. Another one, a man, leans obliquely forward with right leg extended and left knee slightly bent; in front of him is a drum-shaped grain measure fastened to the forward knee with a peg; his hands lie on the upper surface of contents of this container which he has just filled. Another man stands in identically the same pose as the second except that the measure is not present, nor is there a dowel hole in the knee. On uppermost step of stairs leading to granary roof stands a porter carrying a grain sack on his left shoulder, steadying it with his right hand. Next to second bin-hole a man is about to empty a sack of grain. A squatting clerk holds a white writing board on his knee on which lies also a writing palette equipped with both black and red ink; left hand rests on writing palette; right hand, holding pen, writes. Beside him is a rectangular white chest for holding records.
From Abusir, tomb of Harshefhotp I. Ninth-Tenth dynasty. Cf. Schäfer, Priestergräber, pp. 67-69, figs. 97-100, p. 66.
Harshefhotp I
11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 58
Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig, Leipzig
Accession number
Breasted Classification
II-5-4 PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FOOD - Kitchen Scenes - Groups performing various duties in model kitchen scenes.
Length 45 cm Width 38.5 cm Height of side boards 5 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-D 3.
Schaefer-1908 , fig. 94, p. 63
Tooley-1989 , pp. 58,111
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