The libation dish is lined with ka-arms, representing the soul of a person, and the ankh-sing is the symbol for life. Water was pour into the disk and then absorbed life-enhancing magic from the symbols.
It is 14.5cm wide, 3.5cm high and 17.6cm long ( 5 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 6 15/16 inch.)
Egyptian, Early dynastic Period, 1st dynasty, 3100 - 2900 BC.
There are palm leaves(green), lotus flowers(white), dates, bunches of grapes(green, blue and red), cornflowers(green, blue and white). persea fruit(yellow) and dôm-palm fruit(red). The top is a lotus flower upsidedown. These elements were excavated in the town of Tell el- Amarna, the capital of king Akhenaten. The elements suggest that they have to be interlocked, they have eyes on top and on the bottom.
Egyptian, New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, 1353-1336 BC.
These cases would go inside the tomb as food for the deceased in the afterlife. The duck is mummified to keep it well preserved. It is covered in bitumen, a hard resinous substance that keeps out air. 50.5cm long and 25 cm wide (19 7/8 x 9 13/16 inch,)
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1479 BC.