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Model of a granary with scribe and overseer

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 11–mid 12
ca. 2030–1850 B.C.
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis), Khashaba/Kamal excavations, 1910–1914
L. 38 cm (14 15/16 in); W. 31 cm (12 3/16 in); H. 18 cm (7 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated at Asyut in excavations sponsored by Sayyid Pasha Khashaba. Received by him in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum in 1911 from M. Casira, Egypt.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 265.

Arnold, Dorothea 2005. "The Architecture of Meketre's Slaughterhouse and Other Early Twelfth Dynasty Wooden Models." In Structure and Significance in Egyptian Architecture: Thoughts on Ancient Egyptian Architecture [Festschrift Dieter Arnold], 33, pp. 29n98, 30n104.

Wiersema, Juliet 2015. Architectural Vessels of the Moche: Ceramic Diagrams of Sacred Space in Ancient Peru. Austin: University of Texas Press.

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