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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Offering tray
Date Made:2040-1782 BCE (Middle Kingdom, Dynasties 11-12)
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Dendera
Measurements:overall: 11 3/4 x 9 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.; 29.845 x 23.1775 x 4.445 cm
Narrative Inscription:  [see notes, below]
Accession Number:  MH 1909.5.A.A
Credit Line:Gift of the American Exploration Society, Philadelphia
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Oval tray of coarse, red-brown ware, with molded depictions of offerings (bull's head, haunch of meat) and two channels for liquids.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; tombs; deaths; afterlife; religion; rituals; ceremonies; sculpture; food

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