Offering Bowl: Shrine of Min, 2016
Carved Egyptian breccia
Height 7.5cm (3") Width 30cm (11 3/4") Depth 24cm (9 1/2")
A recent offering bowl formed from Egyptian breccia is engraved with typical images drawn from the the walls of the valley of the quarries.
The original graffiti was wide ranging in its subject matter. It depicted inventories of men and provisions that were tallied by the masters as well images of idols and offerings some simple, others technically very accomplished. Some of the imagery expressed the yearnings of lonely men in a savage desert environment.