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Clay model house: E.58.1907

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Clay model house




'Soul house'. These models provide a dwelling space for the soul of the deceased. It also combines 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.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 38 cm
Height: 29 cm
Width: 34 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1907) by British School of Archaeology in Egypt


12th Dynasty#
Middle Kingdom
-2055 - 1650

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.58.1907
Primary reference Number: 50994
Old object number: E.P.305
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 5 January 2024

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

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