Offering Stand With Figure
Cylinder shaped offering stand with naked female figure applied on the side. Both breasts are exposed and the pubic area is defined by a triangle with incised dots. She holds her left hand on top of her head. Decorated with incised lines and some remains of red pigment. Broken at the top and the base. Part of a small group of similar shaped objects excavated at Beni Hasan 1902-1904 by the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee and published by John Garstang, ‘The Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt’ (London, 1907), pl. XI, fig. 205. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, pitted, surface loss, surface dirt; Conserved for display in 2008. Rev. William MacGregor acquired the object as a member of the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee. His collection was sold at Sotheby's London, June/July 1922 in a nine day sale where Sir Henry Wellcome acquired the object for the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (accession no 13511).