Egyptian Model Soul House

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Liana Miate
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published on 08 May 2017

Egyptian soul house, 12th Dynasty, about 1985-1795 BCE. Provenance unknown. The British Museum, (photo taken at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Model houses placed in tombs were another way to ensure the deceased's eternal access to food and shelter. Commonly called 'soul houses', they were substitutes for offering tables, modelled for people who could not afford more sophisticated funerary structures.



About the Author

Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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