Offering Table


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Egypt | Nubia | Karanog Cemetery

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E7093
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Meroitic
Provenience Egypt | Nubia | Karanog Cemetery
Locus G
Period Meroitic
Date Made 100BCE-300CE
Section Egyptian
Materials Sandstone
Inscription Language Meroitic Language

A common architectural feature in an Egyptian tomb was an offering table decorated with images of foodstuffs as well as offering prayers that could magically serve as a substitute for real food needed by the deceased in the afterlife. These funerary ideas were also adopted in Nubia. The inscription here is in Meroitic, an ancient Nubian language that is only partially readable.

Height 8.5 cm
Width 22.2 cm
Depth 27 cm
Credit Line The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Nubia, Karanog, Aniba Cemetery; D. Randall-MacIver and C. L. Wooley, 1908

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