Offering table of King Aspelta

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta
593–568 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid VIII

Dimensions

Height x width: 88 x 65.5 cm (34 5/8 x 25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1192

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Porphyry. Rectangular with projecting rectangular chanelled drain. Bordering hieroglyphic inscription. In the field in relief, “Hetep” and offerings.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916-18: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition