Offering Table of Neferka
Hetjer's offering table has two depressions to hold liquid and a representation of Hetler sitting before hieroglyphs that specify his desire for "a thousand of bread . . . of beer . . . of cattle and fowl." Neferka's offering table has one depression and representations of what may be a round loaf of bread and a copper pitcher in a basin seen from above. Egyptians placed such offerings on the floors of tomb chapels to hold real food and liquids or, alternatively, to provide them magically through carved images and prayers.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2500-2170 B.C.E.
- Period: Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 3 x 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (7.6 x 27 x 19.7 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: 37.1496E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Offering Table of Neferka, ca. 2500-2170 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 x 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. (7.6 x 27 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1496E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)