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Ancient Egypt

Model house

Height: 14.000 cm
Width: 10.200 cm
Depth: 9.000 cm

EA 27526

Model house

From: Naukratis
Date: Late Period, after 600 BC

The door of this house is decorated like a temple door, painted with red and black bands. The piece of coloured plaster underneath comes from a real Egyptian house and shows the same kind of decoration.

There is a courtyard on the house roof, where the family would have done their chores. A canopy stretched over the top would have shaded them from the sun. Other kinds of Egyptian house are shown underneath: a simple house with a courtyard, and a wealthier person's townhouse from later times. Both have roof terraces.