Fragments of an offering table

Nubian
Napatan, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, el-Kurru, Pyramid 16

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 29.2 x 3.8 cm (11 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

19.1611a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Three fragments of blue faience. Hieroglyphs are inscribed on the border around the edges; offerings are depicted in raised relief in the center. The hieroglyphs of: ‘an invocation offering … of all things good and pure’, is visible on the right edge.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition