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Clay offering tray: E.15.1950

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Current Location: In storage


Clay offering tray




'soul house'; these models provide a dwelling space for the soul of the deceased. It also provides food offerings, such as bread and joints of meat, which can be seen lying on the floor of the courtyard. There are stairs on the exterior to allow access to the upper floor.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 10.7 cm
Length: 41 cm
Width: 28 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950) by family of F. W. Green


First Intermediate period
-2160 BCE - -2055 BCE

Materials used in production

clay Ceramic

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.15.1950
Primary reference Number: 62041
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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