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Saqqara: The Sacred Animal Necropolis: temple furniture

Wooden objects (but: UC 30625 is a stone column base). They were perhaps part of small wooden shrines. UC 30579 is the fragment of an open work panel showing the Nile god Hapi; maybe from a frieze of similar gods forming a relief on a shrine or other item of cult apparel.

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Different bronze objects

Many of the following objects were found in Cache 9 in Falcon Gallery 16, which is one of the few excavated galleries.

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Offering or incense stands

They might have been supports for offering, libation vessels, lamps or incense burners. About 25 examples were found.

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Votive objects

The situlae seem to have been dedicated by people visiting the temple. Whenever the temple was overcrowded with offerings they were removed and buried in the temple area. The small offering-tables with figures are also associated with libations by their form and iconography.

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