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Offering table fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 5(3)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 6.4 x 3.5cm (2 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

20.1172a

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This offering table fragment consists of two parallel plane faces. Part of a well-cut vertical inscription is preserved in 2 columns divided by a vertical line. The heiroglyphs include ‘Re’ and fragments of two other signs. The stone is coarse-grained alabaster.

Inscription

a nw (?)

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K III street 5(3). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition