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Fragment of an Offering List

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Four columns of text in this fragment list offerings for Senwosret II to enjoy throughout eternity, including wine, beer, a copper bowl, and a container of festival perfume (the sign for “container” appears in the lower left). The hieroglyphs show considerable detail, as in the meticulous rendering of the man’s curly hair at the bottom of the second column from the left.
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Lahun, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1844–1835 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 12
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (46 x 40 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    PROVENANCE Funerary Temple, Pyramid of Sesostris II, Lahun, Egypt; 1913-14, excavated by the British School of Archaeology; 1914, purchased from the British School of Archaeology by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragmentary limestone relief with offering list in four columns of hieroglyphs above which is a register decorated with large five-pointed stars. Condition: General condition good. Left edge chipped. Remains of blue and green paint on some of the hieroglyphs.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Fragment of an Offering List, ca. 1844–1835 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (46 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 14.666. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.14.666_erg2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.14.666_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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