This block faced was located on one side of a nichs on the exterior of a mud brick mastaba at Saqqara; the back part of the niche would have held a false-door stela. The block shows an offering list, a group of funerary priests, and butchers in the register below.
The inscription above the figures reads: sAx.w aSA.w many (ritual) recitations The offering list notes 2 portions of the following: Dwjw sSr, jars of sesher (possibly a kind of milk) dAb figs jrp mH.wj Lower Egyptian Wine jrp abS Wine, jug jrp jm.tj Wine from Buto jrp [HAm.wj] Wine from Hamu jrp snw Wine of Pelusium Hbnn.wt [a kind of bread] xnf.w [a kind of bread] jSd Ishhed-fruit sX.t HD white cereal sX.t wAD green cereal ag.t z.t roasted wheat ag.t jt roasted barley bAbA.t [a kind of cereal] nbs Christ's thorn fruit t'-n-nbs bread of Christ's thorn fruit [waH] chufa (nutsedge) and one portion of: jx.t nb.t bnj.t every sweet thing rnp.wt nb.t every fresh thing (fuirts and vegetables) Hnk.t nb every offering Niv Allon, July 2016
Purchased from the Government of Egypt.
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. 146, fig. 88.