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.

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