Relief fragment showing a pile of offerings and part of an offering list
late reign of Mentuhotep II or later
ca. 2010–2000 B.C. or ca. 2000–1981 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Dagi (TT 103, MMA 807), MMA excavations, 1911–12
H. 46.4 × W. 80.2 cm (18 1/4 × 31 9/16 in.)
Rogers Fund, 1912
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.