Late First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom
Findspot: Egypt, Deir Rifa
Height x diameter: 14 x 32 cm (5 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
Roughly made offering tray of Nile silt, in the form of a “soul house.” On the tray stands a hut with an arched roof, in front of which are offerings consisting of a bundle of vegetables, legs of beef, and the head of an animal, probably a cow.
From Deir Rifa or Dendara. 1907: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.
(Accession Date: 1907)
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