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Offering table with Anubis and Nephthys

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Square offering table with hotep-shaped spout. Central figures of Anubis on left and and Nepthys on the right each pouring libations. Meroitic text inscsribed around perimeter of table.

Provenance

From Meroe, N 16 (King Amanitaraquide). Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Amanitaraqide, A.D. 40–50

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 41.5 x 51 x 11 cm (16 5/16 x 20 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11789

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects