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Clay model house: E.58.1907

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Titles

Clay model house

Description

'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

Relative size of this object

34 cm29 cm38 cm What does this represent?

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Find spot

  • Rifeh Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-2055 - 1650 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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "House" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/50994 Accessed: 2021-12-08 07:44:08

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