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Offering table of King Piankhy

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Bronze stand in form of an inverted cone supporting a tray with a column in the middle and four cups on the rim. Cups and tray fastened by bronze rivets. Chased work. Damaged. Partly rebuilt by Mr. Young; strengthened with bronze wires inside; one cup modern.


From el-Kurru, pyramid 17 (tomb of Piankhy). 1919: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 747–716 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan


Height x diameter (of foot): 82 x 45.5 cm (32 5/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects