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Meals for the dead: the image of the deceased seated before a table of offerings

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One of the most frequent images found on ancient Egyptian funerary monuments is the image of the deceased seated before a table of offerings including food and drink. It appears as early as the slab stelae of the Second Dynasty. In the Old Kingdom, it occurs on false door stelae and it remains the main image found on Middle Kingdom funerary stelae, where it is usually combined with a standard offering formula. In this paper, I show that the superficially simple image of the deceased seated...

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Emory University
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