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Offering-table

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
  • PERIOD Early Roman Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 10 11/16 x 12 1/2 in. (27.1 x 31.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.440
    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
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    CAPTION Graeco-Egyptian. Offering-table. Limestone, 10 11/16 x 12 1/2 in. (27.1 x 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 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, 16.440. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.440_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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 on top surface.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (81%)
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