Offering table fragment

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B502 II-2

Dimensions

Other: 21 x 12 x 7.2 cm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 13/16 in.) Other: (joined) 20.5 x 24.5 x 7.2 cm (8 1/16 x 9 5/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19-1-147

Medium or Technique

Dark gray granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

This is one fragment of a black granite offering table with a duck, offering loaves and cartouche in relief on the top surface. The top edge is finished where liquid runs off. It joins 20-1-187. See Related for parts of whole.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B502 II-2. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition