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Ankhaf offering table fragments

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 14 x 3.6 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

25-2-382.38

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Four pieces, two glued together, all from exterior edge of tables. Largest piece has wide band of quartz crystals with back of fragments composed of thin layer of salmon-colored mineral deposit.

Provenance

From Giza. 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