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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.
MEDIUM Limestone, granite
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2500–2350 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 5
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE front, 37.18Ea-b_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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