Plates such as this were placed in the tombs of less wealthy individuals to serve as magical substitutes for offerings of food and drink for the deceased. A trussed ox and other foodstuffs are represented, and a miniature T-shaped runnel acts as the channel for libations.
|NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
|1ST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
|FOOD OFFERING (MODEL)
|FORMED BY HAND