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Thanks for your response to my inquiry. I am wondering what is inside the containers that are above the 3 female musicians...are they offerings to gods? What exactly are the offerings?

I did answer previously

The height of the three musicians has been reduced in order to provide space for <u> provisions for the musicians and guests (or perhaps they are further offerings for Nakht and his wife) </u>. These consist of four totally different vessels, both in colour and shape, resting on a reed mat. Three of these are supported by small wooden frames and each have lotus blossoms laid across the top. The taller vessel, which rests directly on the mat, just has a lotus bloom at its top. Between each vessel is a very large bunch of grapes.

I can see spring onions but otherwise the contents are not identified. bread and beer are common.


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