Black granite offering-table of Amasis: in the centre of the slab are representations of the sorts of foodstuffs which might be expected to be offered; here we see two symmetrical ranges of jars, loaves, cakes and fowl framed on either side by tall libation jars and placed on a reed mat. Around the outside of the food representations is a line of hieroglyphs running clockwise around the table, with a prayer for offerings of a variety of items in the classic Egyptian measure of a thousand of each. Further from the viewer is a stylized loaf on the table, which gives the object the shape of the hieroglyph 'hetep' "offerings;" through the middle of this loaf runs a small channel which was probably to allow water poured as libations over the offerings to run away. The name of the king for whom this was set up has been erased, but it is evidently Amasis.
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