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Offering stand

This is One of four offering platters on stands, found together. This platter with integrated stand is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric. The upper part is a rectangular, very shallow, almost flat platter. One large corner fragment is broken off and missing. The lower portion of the stand is...

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From Meroe, W453 (thieves' debris). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 12 x 22 x 23.5 cm (4 3/4 x 8 11/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World