Offering Tray



Pottery offering tray. Oval shaped with walls around. Cross shaped grooves for liquid offerings with a drainage hole that passes through the side at the front. At the back of the tray is a figure of a sacrificed ox as a food offering. Excavation not recorded. Probably purchased at the de Rustafjaell 1906 sale (see pages 35-6). Compare with other examples in Flinders Petrie, 'Dendereh 1898' (London, 1900), pl. XIX CONDITION NOTE (1998): Heavily chipped, surface loss, flaking, pitted, surface dirt.