Relief with hieroglyphic label "Lord of Cats' Town"

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

Discovered in the Middle Kingdom pyramid complex of Amenemhat at Lisht, this fragment can be dated stylistically to the later Old Kingdom. It shows a standing figure of a male deity, who is either animal or bird headed, wearing a wig and holding a scepter. Above him is a hieroglyphic label that reads: "Lord of Cats' Town."

Relief with hieroglyphic label "Lord of Cats' Town", Limestone

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