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. This block has three registers: offering bearers appear in the two top registers, and in the lowest register a lector-priest presents incense to Inpuemhat and his wife Sitsobek.
First Register: Above figure on the right - mnj.w jrSs spx rn n jwa , The herdsman, Ireshes, who bring a young ox Above figure on the left - wdp.w wsr The butler, User Second Register: Upper inscription - sxp.t n n.t(j) jn(.w) n=f m pr=f n D(.t)=f jmA.x jnp.w Conducting of that which was brought to him from his domain of his estate, the revered Inpu Before the rightmost figure - sSm.yt jpj-n-?jw? The one who leads, ?Ipieniu? Third Register: Upper inscription - jmax.w jnp.w-m-HA.t Hm.t=f mr.t=f zA.t-sbk The revered, Inpuemhat; his beloved wife, Sitsobek In front of the couple: jw nn n kA n sHD-wab.w jnp.w-m-HA.t This are for the soul of the Overseer of Priests Inpuemhat Above the leftmost figure: rDi.t snTr Xr.j-H(A)b wab jnp.w-m-HA.t Giving of incense (by) the lector priest, the wab-priest, Inpuemhat.
Excavated by J. Quibell for the Egyptian Antiquities Service in the Teti Pyramid Cemetery, Saqqara, 1905-06 season. Purchased by the Museum from the Egyptian Government, 1910.
Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 145, fig. 87.