Offering Table of Esinhert card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Offering Table of Esinhert


Currently not on display


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. Requires conservation work.