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Relief fragment showing a pile of offerings and part of an offering list

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
late reign of Mentuhotep II or later
Date:
ca. 2010–2000 B.C. or ca. 2000–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Dagi (TT 103, MMA 807), MMA excavations, 1911–12
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 46.4 × W. 80.2 cm (18 1/4 × 31 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.180.245
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107
Originally from the innermost room of Dagi's tomb chapel, this block depicts some of the offerings piled up in front of a large figure of Dagi at his funerary meal: here they consist of joints of meat, a bunch of grapes, figs, a large goose, and the head of an ox. Above the foodstuffs is part of the funerary "menu," a gridded table that lists the various food, drink, and ritual materials necessary for Dagi's mortuary cult.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1911-12. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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