A Late Middle Kingdom Offering Table Cairo Temp. No.

Abdalaal, Aisha 


The offering table is one of the most important elements in the constructions of the funerary architecture1. It is used in Egypt from at least the 1st Dynasty, if not earlier; as it represented the cultic way to bring back the deceased spirit and to ensure his well being in the afterlife, by the different types of offerings represented on its surface. Representations of offerings are of the most common items that occur on stelae, statues, and in different scenes and even as amulets. This offering table is some how different, as it is a kind of votive stone that an individual likes to leave it in the sacred places of specific deities

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Keywords egyptian art- egyptology- offering table- Dynasty-offerings-stelae - deities- sacred places
Issue Date 2006
Publisher Buchbinderische Verarbeitung: Hendricks & Lützenkirchen GmbH, Kleve
Journal MDAIK 
Series/Report no. MDAIK 62,(2006);
Description It is a rectangular slab, made of limestone and is in a fair state of preservation except for the damaged parts of its upper and right side. It measures 23 cm in height and 18.5 cm in width, and it is of unknown provenance.
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/123456789/2131
ISBN 978-3-11-019131-8
ISSN 0342-1279

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