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Granary: E.71e.1903

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Object information


Model of a granary: a square building with steps leading up to a platform. Two men prepare to lift a sack each: one man carries a sack up the steps; two men sit in the corners of the building - one is a scribe with writing board and palette on his knee. Plastered wood, painted yellow, red-brown (flesh), white and black. One man wears a cloth garment.


History note: From J. Garstang's excavations

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 cm
Length: 29 cm
Width: 23.6 cm

Find spot

  • Beni Hasan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1903) by The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
Circa 2010 - Circa 1950

Materials used in production

Wood Linen Plaster

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 366
  • Excavator's mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.71e.1903
Primary reference Number: 50681
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 9 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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