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Soul House

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Pottery. Soul house with four columns and exterior stair to flat roof. Four holes in bottom may have held model trees or awning. Food offering modeled on bottom in courtyard.


From Deir Rifa. Excavated for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir Rifa, Egypt


Length x width x height: 16.5 x 21 x 30 cm (6 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Models