Offering Stand of Irukaptah with Bowl
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This offering stand and bowl are one of a pair that belonged to the Overseer of the Granary, Irukaptah. His name and title are inscribed on the front of the stand and inside the bowl. The objects would have been placed near the entrance of his tomb for family members, passersby, and ritual priests to make a food offering to him.
ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
16 9/16 high x 7 5/16 in. diameter, 34.5 lb. (42 x 18.5 cm)
bowl: 4 lb.
stand: 30.5 lb. (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Limestone offering stand (b) and granite bowl (a.) The stand is inscribed for the “Overseer of the granary, Irukaptah.”
Condition: a) bowl is in excellent condition. Bears inscription same as vessel body.
b) Bottom rim much chipped away. Surface pitted. Large chips.
A companion piece to 37.19E.
This item is not on view
Offering Stand of Irukaptah with Bowl, ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E. Limestone, granite, 16 9/16 high x 7 5/16 in. diameter, 34.5 lb. (42 x 18.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.18Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.18Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 37.18Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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