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Soul house

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"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...

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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

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

Object Place for Label

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Deir Rifa, Egypt

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Models