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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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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


Deir Rifa, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Models