Small offering table and stand

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7440 E

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 x 16.5cm (1 7/8 x 6 1/2in.) Height x diameter of base: 3.1 x 4.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.) Height x diameter of top: 1.2 x 16 cm (1/2 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1469a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Two-piece, miniature offering table, composed of a flat, cirular tray and conical stand. This offering table would have been placed beside the false door in a tomb, to serve as a symbolic offering.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date May 27, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition