User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Offering table fragment

Start collecting

This is one fragment of a black granite offering table with a duck, offering loaves and cartouche in relief on the top surface. The top edge is finished where liquid runs off. It joins 20-1-187. See Related for parts of whole.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 II-2. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other: 21 x 12 x 7.2 cm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.) Other: (joined) 20.5 x 24.5 x 7.2 cm (8 1/16 x 9 5/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-147

Medium or Technique

Dark gray granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects