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Offering table with applied decoration

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This is an offering table of rough red clay, fired black inside. The edges are pulled up slightly to create a raised rim. On the active surface two purpendicular grooves form a "T"-shaped furrow for libations, leading to a hole in the table's rim for run-off. Applied clay offerings include a...

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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)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

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Object Place

Said to be from Gebelein, Egypt


Length x width x height: 40 x 29 x 4.5 cm (15 3/4 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects