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Small offering table and stand

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Two-piece, miniature offering table, composed of a flat, cirular tray and conical stand. This offering table would have been placed beside the false door in a tomb, to serve as a symbolic offering.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date May 27, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.7 x 16.5 cm (1 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1469a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects