Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, OIM 1351
Pouring an offering to a god
Wood, gesso, pigment
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 956-712 B.C.
Luxor, the Ramesseum
Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1896
During certain periods, people adored gods through the king, while in
other eras, such as the time in which this stela was made, people had
direct contact with their deities. Here, a woman named Djed-khonsu-iw-es-ankh
("The God Khonsu Said she will Live") pours a water offering over a stack
of offerings. An example of the water vessel shown on the stela is exhibited
to the left/right, and examples of the offering buckets which hang below
the table are exhibited to the left/right.