Funerary stela of "follower [of the king ?]" Megegi and his wife Henit
First Intermediate Period
reign of Intef III
ca. 2059–2051 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, el-Tarif probably
20 11/16 x 12 7/16 x 4 5/16 in. (52.6 x 31.6 x 10.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1914
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 104
The text stresses that Megegi never wasted time during his life. The small man in front of him is called Amenemhat ("Amun is content"), indicating that the worship of Amun, hitherto almost unknown, had begun to come to the forefront.
Purchased from Mohammed Mohassib in Luxor, 1914.
Winlock, Herbert E. 1915. "The Theban Necropolis in the Middle Kingdom." In American Journal of Semitic Languages, Vol. 32, No. 1 (October), p. 17.