Wall Fragment from the Tomb of Lady Merttetiiyet

A work made of limestone and pigment.
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  • A work made of limestone and pigment.

Date:

First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 10 (about 2186–2061 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian; Saqqara

About this artwork

Women, like men, had elaborately decorated tombs. In this scene, Lady Merttetiiyet sits before two tables heaped with food offerings. The inscription asks for “a thousand loaves of bread, a thousand jars of beer, a thousand oxen, a thousand geese for the revered one, Merttetiiyet.”

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Wall Fragment from the Tomb of Lady Merttetiiyet

Origin

Sakkara

Date

2186–2061

Medium

Limestone and pigment

Inscriptions

Inscriptions across panel: "The Beloved Lady of (King) Teti Comes"; the revered in the presence of Anubis, him who is upon his mountain, the embalmer, Merettetiyiyet."; " 1000 loaves of bread, 1000 jars of beer, 1000 oxen, 1000 geese, for the revered one, Merettetiyiyet"; "lassoing an ox".

Dimensions

73.4 × 57 × 12 cm (28 7/8 × 22 7/16 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.223

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