Relief depicting an offering table and part of an inscription
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. 55 × W. 71.5 cm (21 5/8 × 28 1/8 in.)
Rogers Fund, 1912
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 107
The original colors are very well-preserved on this block, which depicts offerings that were piled in front of a now-missing figure of the tomb owner at his funerary banquet. Visible here are figs in a basket, molds for baking bread, a huge goose, and meat and vegetables topped by two papyrus plants. The inscription below provides a partial list of Dagi’s titles: “[treas]urer, sole companion, favorite of the god, director of those who are among the gods, [. . .] of Horus.”
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1911-12. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.