Offering table

Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, el-Kurru, Pyramid VI A, debris


Overall: 36 x 22 x 27.5 cm (14 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

This is a rectangular offering table with a channel running around the perimeter of the top surface and a spout in the center of one of the long sides. The interior surface is very weathered, possibly originally in high relief of depictions of offerings.


From el-Kurru, Sudan, pyramid 6 A (tomb of queen Arty), debris. 1919: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition