Small offering table and stand
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7440 E
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.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition