18 October 2005
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER OFFERING TABLE
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY V-VI, CIRCA 2494-2181 B.C.
Of broad circular form with a wide tapering pedestal foot, hollowed out on the underside
12¼ in. (31 cm.) diam.
Wilhem Horn (1870-1959); acquired in 1939 from Dr Hartmann, Cairo.
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Cf. F. Petrie, The Funeral Furniture of Egypt, London, 1937, pp. 5-6, pl. XIV for similar.
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