Offering stand - ROM2009_11165_4


Offering stand

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware) with red slip
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
20.9 x 18.1 x 11.3 cm
Object number: 909.77.67
Not on view

After W. M. Petrie’s excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos in 1900-1901, the Egypt Exploration Fund continued excavations at Abydos.  In 1908-1909 cemetery F was excavated by a team headed by W. L.S. Loat and E.R. Ayrton and the contents of one of the tombs, F109, has come to the Royal Ontario Museum. This tomb assemblage represents a typical middle class burial at the end of the Old Kingdom. This medium sized offering stand probably supported a vessel such as a shallow dish with an offering at the tomb. The exterior and top interior surfaces are burnished.

Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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