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Offering Table with a Dedication of Ammonios, Parine, Potamon, and Emesous to the Nile

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Vessels made in the Minoan kingdom of Crete and at the city of Mycenae in Greece appear in many Eighteenth Dynasty sites. Precisely what materials were shipped in these pots is uncertain, but they probably contained traditional Aegean products such as sesame or olive oil.
CULTURE Graeco-Egyptian
MEDIUM Limestone
  • Reportedly From: Shibin el Qanatir, Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Early Roman Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 × 10 3/4 × 12 3/8 in. (9.5 × 27.3 × 31.5 cm)
    INSCRIPTIONS In fulfillment of a vow of Ammonios and his wife Parine, on the 9th of Epeiph. Also Potamon and Emesous of Dioskoryna. For the river.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone offering table (?). Oblong with narrow channel around edges and through center. Deep oval depression in center of each side of top. Votive inscription coarsely inscribed in Greek in top surface. Condition: Surface of top worn and chipped. Stone very soft. Coarse work.
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