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Ankhaf offering table fragments

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7500

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 13.3 x 5.4 cm (1 x 5 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.) Other: 8.4 x 13 x 5.4 cm (3 5/16 x 5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.) Other: 10.9 x 13.4 x 5.4 cm (4 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.2226

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Nine fragments. All fragments were originally joined, but now are in two parts one with three joined fragments and the other with six joined fragments. From left edge of offering table. Top surface is polished, with incised hieroglyphs. The polished surface slopes downward in narrow V. Joining but not attched to Eg.Inv.7148.12 (bottom) and Eg.Inv. 7148.18 (right). Hieroglyphs: standing male facing right and ‘ked’ (?) sign.

Provenance

From Giza. Street G 7500, mastaba G 7510 Ankh-haf S of SW door of exterior chapel. 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