Offering Stand of Irukaptah with Bowl
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
- Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: V Dynasty
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 16 9/16 (42 cm) high x 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm) diameter (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.18Ea-b
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Offering Stand of Irukaptah with Bowl, ca. 2500-2350 B.C.E. Limestone, granite, 16 9/16 (42 cm) high x 7 5/16 in. (18.5 cm) diameter. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.18Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Limestone offering stand (b) and granite bowl (a.) The stand is inscribed for the “Overseer of th 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (90%)