Relief of Temple Courtyard
Altars laden with food offerings appear frequently in Egyptian temple decorations, reflecting the importance of such offerings in temple rituals. The Egyptians believed the ka-soul of each deity, king, or mortal whose statue stood in a temple consumed and benefited from the essence of offerings (the actual food was divided among the temple’s clergy).
- Medium: Limestone
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 21 1/4 in. (23.2 x 53.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 61.195.3
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of Temple Courtyard, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/8 x 21 1/4 in. (23.2 x 53.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 61.195.3. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)