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Relief from an Offering Niche

Period:
First Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 9–10
Date:
ca. 2100–2010 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Teti Pyramid Cemetery, SAE 1905–1906
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 26 cm (10 1/4 in); w. 52 cm (20 1/2 in); th. 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.175.72
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This block faced the side of a nichs on the exterior of mud brick mastabas at Saqqara; the back part of the niche would have held a false-door stela. The block shows an offering list, a group of funerary priests, and butchers in the register below.
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