Offering table of King Piankhy (Piye)

Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
747–716 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 17


Height x diameter (of foot): 82 x 45.5 cm (32 5/16 x 17 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

Bronze stand in form of an inverted cone supporting a tray with a column in the middle and four cups on the rim. Cups and tray fastened by bronze rivets. Chased work. Damaged. Partly rebuilt by Mr. Young; strengthened with bronze wires inside; one cup modern.


From el-Kurru, Ku 17 (tomb of Piankhy). 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