Offering Stand With Figure card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Offering Stand With Figure


Currently not on display


Cylinder shaped offering stand (?) with naked female figure applied on the side positioned beneath an arch, perhaps representing a niche or shrine. Broken at the top and the base. Surface is fiable and flaking in places (stored at low humidity). A small part the arch above the figure is lose and kept in a bag with the object. 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, surface loss, friable, flaking, surface dirt. 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).