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Accession_Number E.79.2
adlib_title Egyptian plate
Shape Plate
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration 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.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete, there is a large chip missing from the edge of the bowl opposite the channel described above. The surface of the artefact is very rough and there is a large amount of grey deposit on large portions of the plate.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Middle Kingdom: 11 dynasty
Date 2055-1987
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0207.jpg
2002.98.0207.jpg
Top view of Egyptian Plate.
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2002.98.0208.jpg
2002.98.0208.jpg
View of Egyptian plate showing rim and the decoration inside.
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2005.88.0074.jpg
2005.88.0074.jpg

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2005.89.0066.jpg
2005.89.0066.jpg

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Beazley_DB
Height 5.1
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 32.7; W. 26.5
Location 1.2.3
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 30.08.2002; 11.01.2006
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