This model of a granary was discovered in a hidden chamber in the tomb of Meketre, an important official who began his career under Mentuhotep II of Dynasty 11 and continued to serve successive kings into early Dynasty 12. A set of detailed models depicting weaving, carpentry, and food production was placed in his tomb. They were intended to provide Meketre's spirit with everything it would need in the afterlife.

*EGYPT ~ Scribes from Meketre's model granary, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B. From the tomb of Meketre, western Thebes Plastered and painted wood

Model showing bread baking, from the tomb of King Mentuhotep II (2055-2004 B.C.); it was put in his tomb to insure that he would have bread in the afterlife

Model showing bread baking, from the tomb of King Mentuhotep II B. it was put in his tomb to insure that he would have bread in the afterlife; 47 x 78 cm, Egyptian.

Model Granary from the Tomb of Meketre    Period:      Middle Kingdom  Dynasty:      Dynasty 12  Reign:      reign of Amenemhat I, early  Date:      ca. 1981–1975 B.C.  Geography:      Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT 280, MMA 1101), serdab, MMA 1920  Medium:      Wood, plaster, paint, linen, grain

Model Granary from the Tomb of Meketre Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty…

Model Cattle stable from the tomb of Meketre    Period:      Middle Kingdom  Dynasty:      Dynasty 12  Reign:      reign of Amenemhat I, early  Date:      ca. 1981–1975 B.C.

Model Cattle stable from the tomb of Meketre Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Amenemhat I, early Date: ca. Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Meketre (TT MMA MMA 1920

Offering Models from the Theban Tomb of Meketre, Metropolitan NY Nov-2005 0577

Offering Bearers, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty early reign of Amenemhat I, ca. Tomb of Meketre.

*EGYPT ~ Funerary model of cow giving birth - Middle Kingdom (ca. 2055 -1650 BC).  Models were placed in a tomb to ensure the deceased everlasting prosperity, for it was thought that both would magically come to life and work for the tomb owner in the Afterlife.  This model proves that animal husbandry was practised at this early date in ancient Egypt, with one man calming the cow while the other ensures a proper delivery.

*EGYPT ~ Funerary model of cow giving birth - Middle Kingdom (ca. 2055 -1650 BC). Models were placed in a tomb to ensure the deceased everlasting prosperity, for it was thought that both would magically come to life and work for the tomb owner in the Afterlife. This model proves that animal husbandry was practised at this early date in ancient Egypt, with one man calming the cow while the other ensures a proper delivery.

Funerary Boat Being Rowed [Egyptian] (20.3.5) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Funerary Boat being Rowed Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Amenemhat I, early Date: ca.

Model Granary from the Tomb of Meketre

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