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Soul house

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Roughly made offering tray of Nile silt, in the form of a "soul house." On the tray stands a hut with an arched roof, in front of which are offerings consisting of a bundle of vegetables, legs of beef, and the head of an animal, probably a cow.


From Deir Rifa or Dendara. 1907: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession Date: 1907)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Late First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom, 2081–1875 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir Rifa, Egypt


Height x diameter: 14 x 32 cm (5 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Models