Offering Stand With Figure
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).