Pottery soul house



Accession Number
BM36374
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Soul house
Periods
First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom
Material
Pottery
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 122mm | Length: 333mm | Width: 225mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A pottery soul house with square doorway containing four piercings through the architrave. It dates to the First Intermediate Period/Middle Kingdom. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1902 from the Rev. Chauncey Murch who had purchased it from the dealer Mohammed Mohassib.

Bibliography

Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 18]