Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period
Findspot: Egypt, Deir Rifa
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.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
“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.
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.
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