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Offering table from Sinai: carved with vases, emblematic of desired libations, and troughs for the water.
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Length: 37 centimetres
Thickness: 12 millimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The offering table was discovered on a ridge south-west of the temple of Hathor at the mining site of Serabit el-Khadim, in Sinai. At its foot was a stela (1905,1014.119). The stela and altar were surrounded by an approximately circular enclosure of rough stones that extended behind the stela. In the reigns of Amenemhat III and IV such enclosures for stelae were created as secondary private cult places clustering around the main temple.
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 347;
W.M.F. Petrie, 'Researches in Sinai' (London, 1906), 63-71, pls. 78-9;
H.R. Hall, 'Hieroglyphic Texts from Egyptian Stelae etc. in the British Museum' 4 (London, 1913), pl. 17;
A.H.Gardiner, T.E. Peet, and J. Černy, 'The Inscriptions of Sinai' (London, 1952), no. 107;
D. Valbelle and C. Bonnet, 'Le sanctuaire d'Hathor maîtresse de la turquoise' (Paris, 1996), 29, 67, 70, passim.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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Miscellaneous number: BS.695 (Birch Slip Number)