Offering Table of Esinhert



Large limestone offering table inscribed for Nesinhert (sometimes written as Esinhert). Dorothy Downes thought the name was probably meant to be Ze-inhert (Ranke I, p. 409, note 1). At one end are two small, square hollows for fluids and around the edges is a channel with a spout at the front. In the centre is a small scene depicting offerings of food and drink. At each side is a vase, with what appears to be a plant or vine wrapped about it and a libation pouring from the spout. Between them is an offering table with loaves and cakes and a lotus flower above. Marked by the excavator 893.A.09. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, pitted, worn, white residue, surface dirt.