Offering table in form of stele

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Dendara

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.0 x 26.0 x 5.1 cm (10.25 x 10.25 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

98.1057

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Sandstone offering table in the form of a round-topped stele, decorated with a pair of oval bread loaves, two bouquets of lotus flowers and blossoms, and two offering jars from which water is shown pouring into the deep, square basin at the center of the offering table.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription