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Offering table

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This is a rectangular offering table with a channel running around the perimeter of the top surface and a spout in the center of one of the long sides. The interior surface is very weathered, possibly originally in high relief of depictions of offerings.


From el-Kurru, Sudan, pyramid 6 A (tomb of queen Arty), debris. 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 Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Sudan


Overall: 36 x 22 x 27.5 cm (14 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects