Offering table inscribed for Akhetmernisut

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2184/chapel


Offering table: 21 x 54.5 x 53.5 cm (8 1/4 x 21 7/16 x 21 1/16 in.) Basin: 19.5 x 27 cm (7 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.) Largest fragment: 6 x 6.3 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 2 9/16 x 3/16 in.) Smallest fragment: 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 cm (1/16 x 1/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Limestone and alabaster

Not On View


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

This is a limestone offering table that was set into the floor of a mastaba chapel beside statue 12.1482. The slab had three compartments into which removable travertine offering basins were set. Of the three basins, only one, inscribed with the name of Akhetmernisut, survives.


From Giza, tomb G 2184, chapel. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition