Model Type
Breasted: 14. Hildesheim, Pelizaeus-Museum, 1689 (Pl. 13b). Middle Kingdom. Entrance door and its pivots carefully constructed, swings out instead of in. Ten male figures: one fills grain measure, four carry full grain sacks on backs, two empty grain sacks into open bin, one carries rectangular board under left arm. kneeling clerk keeps record, assisted by second kneeling figure.
Provenance not stated. Length: 44 cm. Roeder op. cit., p. 72.
GlobalEgMus web page: Model of a granary -- The granary is surrounded by a wall and has an outward-opening door. Inside the courtyard is a flight of steps leading to six silos which are accessible from above. Four men are engaged in dragging sacks of grain up to the silos. One of them is shown emptying his sack, whereas two others have already emptied theirs. Another man is holding a grain measure, accompanied by an overseer who is distinguished by a stick and by the scribal equipment he carries under his arms. The squatting man is perhaps a scribe. The men are all represented with dark, reddish-brown skins and white knee-length kilts. They wear black wigs and, unlike men of higher social status who usually appear clean-shaven, painted beards.
11th Dyn.
Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
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 44 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , I-3-1-B 14, Pl. 13b
Martin-Pardey-1991 , pp. 64-68
Roeder-1911 , p. 72
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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