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Cylindrical Stand with Separate Bowl (Together Forming a Table of Offerings) of the Superintendent of the Granary, Ptahyeruka

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.
MEDIUM Granite, limestone
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2475-2345 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY V Dynasty
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cylindrical Stand with Separate Bowl (Together Forming a Table of Offerings) of the Superintendent of the Granary, Ptahyeruka, 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
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