Copyright Rick Menges, with my thanks
Date (Period): ca. 1280-1220 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium: white limestone
Measurements: 12 3/16 x 12 13/16 x 2 1/16 in. (31 x 32.5 x 5.2 cm)
The offering table was an essential element of the funerary cult and was usually placed near the deceased's tomb in an offering niche or chapel. If the cult ceased to function, the carved images of food and drink on the table served as magical substitutes, thus insuring the survival of the deceased's ka, or spirit.