Offering table inscribed for Akhetmernisut

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2184/chapel

Dimensions

Offering table: 21 x 54.5 x 53.5 cm (8 1/4 x 21 7/16 x 21 1/16 in.) Basin: 19.5 x 27 cm (7 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.) Largest fragment: 6 x 6.3 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 2 9/16 x 3/16 in.) Smallest fragment: 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm (1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1481

Medium or Technique

Limestone and alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

This is a limestone offering table that was set into the floor of a mastaba chapel beside statue 12.1482. The slab had three compartments into which removable travertine offering basins were set. Of the three basins, only one, inscribed with the name of Akhetmernisut, survives.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 2184, chapel. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition