Offering Jar and Stand
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This jar and stand were used in a tomb to offer water, milk, beer, or wine to the deceased. They were set up in front of a “false door” (a stone panel carved to resemble a door), which the deceased was believed to pass through in order to drink the offering.
ca. 2475-2345 B.C.E.
22 3/16 in. (56.3 cm)
(Stand): 15 9/16 x 6 in. (39.6 x 15.2 cm)
(Bowl): 5 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (13.3 x 16.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Offering Jar and Stand, ca. 2475-2345 B.C.E. Granite, limestone, 22 3/16 in. (56.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.19E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.19E_wwgA-2.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.19E_wwgA-2.jpg
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