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Door jamb from the tomb of Mehi
2236 BC-2143 BC

78.8 × 29.0 × 10.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Saqqara, Egypt
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Gallery location
Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Left side door jamb from the tomb as shown by the direction of the figures and glyphs. Well cut although parts of the figure are damaged. There are two vertical lines of inscription occupying most of the block, below which is the seated figure of Mehi wearing an elaborate wig behind the ears, a collar and a pleated, short kilt. He holds a 'kherep' sceptre in his right hand and a staff in the left. So as not to break the line of the left arm the sceptre is shown as though behind that arm. The chair is of the normal low backed type with lion legs.