Lintel of Meni (Menankh-Pepi)

First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 9
2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Dendara, Tomb of Meni


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


False doors

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 hieroglyphic signs in sunk relief have been rendered with interior detailing.


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