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Such an offering plate was placed in a tomb to provide food for the deceased after death. The plate is oval in shape made with clay and a red slip. Offered here are two loaves of bread, a trussed bull and a leg of beef. The cross channel on the plate allowed the water that was ritually placed in the bowl to drain away down the hole. The water was placed there to moisten the food and provide a kind of magical soup for the deceased.
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