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Ankhaf offering table fragments

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7500

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 10.8 x 5.2 cm (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2227

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Fragment of right side of offering table that is composed of 6 joined fragments. Joins with Eg.Inv.7148.17. Incised Hieroglyphs forming part of Ankhaf’s titles: ‘kherep merwt shemaw’. To the left of the hieroglyphs the piece slopes down forming part of rectangular basin.

Provenance

From Giza. Street G 7500, mastaba G 7510 Ankh-haf S of SW door of exterior chapel. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition