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Offering table of Queen Khensa

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Offering table fragments in 8 pieces, joined. Inscribed "the King's wife and the royal daughter". Cartouche begins "Khennsa". Has offerings sculpted in high relief in center. 80% complete. See granite offering table of Queen Khensa in Volume Kurru, page 37, Figure 11K.

Provenance

From Nubia. Kuuru, Tomb 4. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 37.3 x 39.5 x 12.8 cm (14 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2362

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects