Offering table with Anubis and Nephthys

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanitaraqide
A.D. 40–50


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, N 16 (King Amanitaraquide)

Dimensions

Overall: 41.5 x 51 x 11 cm (16 5/16 x 20 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11789

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Square offering table with hotep-shaped spout. Central figures of Anubis on left and and Nepthys on the right each pouring libations. Meroitic text inscsribed around perimeter of table.

Provenance

From Meroe, N 16 (King Amanitaraquide). Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition