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Offering table of King Thutmose III

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Massive granodiorite offering table in the form of a "hetep" sign, the Egyptian hieroglyph for "offering." It was placed in a temple complex dedicated to the god Amen and the goddess Renenutet, Mistress of the Granary. Images of two round loaves of bread and two tall jars resting on an offering...

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Provenance

From Quft. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May-June 1923; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Findspot

Quft (Coptos), Egypt

Object Place for Label

Quft (Coptos), Egypt

Dimensions

Heigh x Width x length: 21.6 x 92.8 x 49 cm (8 1/2 x 36 9/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.980

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects