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Title offering table
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Description Rectangular offering table carved in raised relief with a water channel (possibly stained through use) around the perimeter, meeting in a spout at the front. Offerings are represented in the central panel, which has a main design of two hes-jars, two hollowed out cartouches/shen-hieroglyphs and two lotus flowers, both curving over and flanked by two and two lotus buds. Above this is a raised line on which stand smaller objects including a water pot, vases and circular cakes.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 324
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N1983
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, offering table
Measurements 34.2 x 32.4 cm
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Work Type relief



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