Fragment of an Offering List
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Four columns of text in this fragment list offerings for Senwosret II to enjoy throughout eternity, including wine, beer, a copper bowl, and a container of festival perfume (the sign for “container” appears in the lower left). The hieroglyphs show considerable detail, as in the meticulous rendering of the man’s curly hair at the bottom of the second column from the left.
ca. 1844-1835 B.C.E.
Museum Collection Fund
Funerary Temple, Pyramid of Sesostris II, Lahun, Egypt; 1913-14, excavated by the British School of Archaeology; 1914, purchased from the British School of Archaeology by the Brooklyn Museum.
Fragmentary limestone relief with offering list in four columns of hieroglyphs above which is a register decorated with large five-pointed stars.
Condition: General condition good. Left edge chipped. Remains of blue and green paint on some of the hieroglyphs.
Fragment of an Offering List, ca. 1844-1835 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (46 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 14.666. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.666_erg2.jpg)
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