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Offering Table


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This table is carved in relief and has a spout at the back. Customary offerings of food and drink cover the whole table except the rim; in the center are a goose and a bowl, while on the left and right are two round loaves and a tall water pot.
Provenance Ismael [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as 12th dynasty, Found at Dashour]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [On the rim and front] To be recited: take to yourself this your libation (of cool water), Osiris, the foremost of the Westerners, (all good things) on which the great gods live, in the 'House of the Phoenix,' in Heliopolis. To be recited: take to yourself this your libation (of cool water), Osiris, lord of the Westerners, who comes from Yeb (Elephantine), and who originates in the earth in Heliopolis. To the Osiris, the prophet-priest of Khnum, Iry-nufer...son of a man with the same titles, Y-r-wa, born of Te-shep, the blessed.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
ca. 746-335 BCE (Late Period)
Medium
black granite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.136
Measurements
L: 12 x W: 6 1/2 in. (30.5 x 16.5 cm)
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