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Model offering table

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The table was made in the form of the hetep hieroglyph, the Egyptian word for "offering," that took the shape of an oblong loaf of bread placed upright on a mat. Other vessels were intended to hold the sacred oils and unguents that guaranteed rebirth. A basin and ewer for ritual washing and an...

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Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

height x width x diameter: 12 x 18.7 x 19.6 cm (4 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2938a

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

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