Dom palm



Accession Number
BM35938
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Offerings case
Object Type
Organic remains, Food
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Plant products (Dom)
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Diameter: 46mm | Height: 57mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A sample of dom palm fruit (Hyphaene Thebaica Mart) from Thebes. It likely dates to the New Kingdom, and is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1835 from Henry Salt.

Bibliography

Cartwright, Caroline & John H. Taylor 2015. Ancient Egyptian funerary food: new insights. British Museum Technical Research Bulletin 9, 97–105. [pp. 99–100, 103, 105, table. 1] Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 19]