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Fragments of an offering table

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Three fragments of blue faience. Hieroglyphs are inscribed on the border around the edges; offerings are depicted in raised relief in the center. The hieroglyphs of: 'an invocation offering ... of all things good and pure', is visible on the right edge.


From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia


Overall: 27.9 x 29.2 x 3.8 cm (11 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects