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Offering Table

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Object Number:E15414
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Height: 17.78 cm
Width: 57.15 cm
Depth: 55.88 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921


This stone offering table was placed in the cult area of the tomb where it served as an altar for the daily presentation of the foods carved in relief on its surface. The channel allowed for the run-off liquids poured over it. The Egyptians believed that the dead needed to eat and drink just as they had in life. A funerary inscription runs along four sides.

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[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, fig. 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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