Soul house

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period
1980–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir Rifa

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 36.5 x 32 x 22.5 cm (14 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07.550

Medium or Technique

Pottery

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

“Soul house” representing a house with a columned porch. Details include three doors, two ventilators and an enclosed roof deck. In front of the porch is a rectangular pool. It is surrounded by holes, probably intended to hold model trees or a thatched structure. Food offerings are piled in front of the porch.

Provenance

From Deir Rifa. 1907: excavated by the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription