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Door jamb from the tomb of Mehi

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

78.8 × 29.0 × 10.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Saqqara, Egypt
incised (vertically) u.r.-c.l.: (hieroglyphs) (translation: District Governor, Seal Bearer of the King of Lower Egypt, Steward / Seal bearer of the King of Lower Egypt, Sole Companion, Lector Priest Mehy)
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
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.