Offering Table


From: Egypt | Lahun

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E15414
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Lahun
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone

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.

Height 17.7 cm
Length 58.7 cm
Width 56.1 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921

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