Buchis Bull Offering Table
Some animals could live forever in the afterlife. The Buchis Bull was an incarnation of Montu the war god. In death it received a burial in a special cemetery devoted to other bulls who had similarly been an incarnation of Montu. These bulls also received funerary equipment. This offering table has a central depression for solid food and a double channel around the side that leads to the spout for liquids. Regular offerings on such a table helped feed the bull in the next life.
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dates: 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E.
- Period: Late Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
- Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 13 11/16 x 17 1/4 in. (11.8 x 34.7 x 43.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 32.2088
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Buchis Bull Offering Table, 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E. Sandstone, 4 5/8 x 13 11/16 x 17 1/4 in. (11.8 x 34.7 x 43.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 32.2088. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)