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Offering table with applied decoration

Rough, light clay; oval, with flat bottom; two grooves in center and hole in end for drainage; at the upper end are the offerings, - a goat, cow's leg, loaves etc.


Said to be from Gebelein. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1603-03.1604, A.P.638-A.P.639) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment