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Clay model house


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Title/s

Clay model house

Category

model

Name

house

Description

'soul house'. these models provide a dwelling space for the soul of the deceased. It alsocombines offerings, which can be seen lying on the floor of the lower courtyard. There are stairs on the exterior to allow access to the upper floor.

Field Collection

Rifeh Egypt

Dimensions

depth 38 cm
height 29 cm
width 34 cm

Period

Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom

Date

2055 B.C. — A.D. 1650

Provenance

given: the British School of Archaeology in Egypt 1907 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Petrie, W.M.F.
    Thompson, H.
    Crum, W.E.
    Gizeh and Rifeh
    [comments: pl.XVIIIA, 2]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1981) Umm El-Ga`ab : pottery from the Nile Valley before the Arab conquest (1981)
    [comments: no 239]

Accession Number

E.58.1907 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50994; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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