From Sakkara, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 10, ca. 2186-2061 BCE
Limestone, 76 x 63.5 cm (29 15/16 x 25 in.)
William M. Willner Fund, Art Institute of Chicago #1910.223
Some of the offerings for Lady Merttetiyet's Ka...
(From info card)|
"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.'"