About this object

Model of a scribe from a granary model. Gesso and painted reddish brown, white and black. Squatting, writing on board with right hand. On right side of the board there is a depiction of a pen holder in black paint. Garstang's Appendix describes the figure as having hieratic writing on the palette. Mounted on modern wooden base. From tomb 81, the tomb of Nefera and Arythotep.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC (Dynasty 11 - 12)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the University of Liverpool, 2000
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Beni Hasan
  • Date collected
    1902 - 1904
  • Measurements
    137 mm x 75 mm x 70 mm
  • Note
    Was on loan to the museum from the University of Liverpool 1936 - 2000.
  • Related people
    Beni Hasan Excavation Committee (Previous owner); John Garstang (Excavator, previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector); University of Liverpool (Previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

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  • The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt as Illustrated by Tombs of the Middle Kingdom being a Report of Excavations made in the Necropolis of Beni Hassan during 1902-3-4

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co Ltd
    Date: 1907
    Description: John Garstang's account of his excavations of the lower cemetery at Beni Hassan during two winter seasons 1902-03 and 1903-04 (250p, 231 b/w illus). A 34 page appendix gives an inventory of most objects found within the tombs and has reference to where some objects were located at the time of publication. Those marked as being at Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology are now either in 2 museums in Liverpool: World Museum or the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.


Previous owners

  • University of Liverpool

    Owned from: 1904
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 2000
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Excavated
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Donation
  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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