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Lintel of Meni (Menankh-Pepi)

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Limestone drum lintel fragment from a false door with a hieroglyphic inscription for the official Menankh-Pepi, here with the short form of his name and with one of his titles: "hereditary prince, Meni." Considerable battering at the two broken ends, obscuring portions of text. The...

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Provenance

From Dendara, tomb of Meni (Menankh-Pepy). 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 9, 2100 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 39 x 11 cm (15 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1035

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, False doors