Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
A carver created the thin top and conical base of this offering table out of one piece of very hard stone. The base was hollowed out with a drill. Tables like this one held food or other substances as offerings to a god or a deceased person.
ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E.
Dynasty 2 (probably)
early Dynastic Period
4 13/16 x greatest diam. 14 9/16 in. (12.2 x 37 cm)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Offering Table, ca. 2800-2675 B.C.E. Anorthosite gneiss, 4 13/16 x greatest diam. 14 9/16 in. (12.2 x 37 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.58E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.58E_erg3.jpg)
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Black gabbro offering table with cylindrical base. Flaring bottom and flat circular top. Hollow foot.
Condition: Small chips from rim and foot.
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