Offering Jar and Stand
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Funerary Gallery 3, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This jar and stand were used in a tomb to offer water, milk, beer, or wine to the deceased. They were set up in front of a “false door” (a stone panel carved to resemble a door), which the deceased was believed to pass through in order to drink the offering.
ca. 2475-2345 B.C.E.
22 3/16 in. (56.3 cm)
(Stand): 15 9/16 x 6 in. (39.6 x 15.2 cm)
(Bowl): 5 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (13.3 x 16.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Limestone offering stand (b) supporting one pink granite (pegmatite) bowl. The stand is inscribed for the "Overseer of the Granary Irukaptah". 37.18E (a) and (b) is a companion piece.
Condition: (a) bowl is in good condition. Examination of the base revealed a vertical cut or slot in the bottom 1.4 cm wide and 1 cm deep. (b) base has large area missing on the right hand side. This extends from the rim down towards the middle of the vessel. The rim of the lower edge is slightly chipped in parts
Offering Jar and Stand, ca. 2475-2345 B.C.E. Granite, limestone, 22 3/16 in. (56.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.19E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.19E_wwgA-2.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.19E_wwgA-2.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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