Tomb model – the so-called House of soul. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1976–1794 BC

Pottery
H. 29,5 cm; w. 37,7 cm; th. 32 cm
Purchased from a private collection in London
I.1.a 6114
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A "house of the soul" is a general name for a group of clay items found at burial sights of the
poor dated back to the Middle Kingdom. The forms of such houses differed from simple slabs
for sacrificial drink offerings to complicated models of residential houses or tombs.

  • Pottery
    H. 29,5 cm; w. 37,7 cm; th. 32 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1913
    Purchased from a private collection in London
  • I.1.a 6114
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