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Offering table of King Aspelta

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Porphyry. Rectangular with projecting rectangular chanelled drain. Bordering hieroglyphic inscription. In the field in relief, "Hetep" and offerings.


From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916-18: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x width: 88 x 65.5 cm (34 5/8 x 25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects