6 December 2007
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER OFFERING TABLE
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY V-VI, 2465-2150 B.C.
With a broad circular top on a central cylindrical stand flaring to the disk foot, the foot hollowed on the underside, the top and stand carved from two separate pieces, now detached
11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diameter; 3¼ in (8.2 cm.) high
Eichberg Collection (d. 1953) (possibly acquired in New York in the 1940s); Zürichsee Auktionen, Zurich, 10 April 2003.
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For a similar example, probably from the mastaba of Ni-ankh-re, at Giza, also with a detached stand, see no. 214 in Allen, et al., Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids.
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