Bowl

A red pottery bowl dating from the 7th Egyptian dynasty. The bowl is a so-called "Letter to the Dead", left as an offering outside a tomb. Inscribed on the bowl is a letter from a man called Shepsi to his dead father Inkhenmet, complaining that he looked on passively while Henu (possibly Shepsi's brother) took the fields left to Shepsi.
Collection holder:
UCL Art Museum
Collection description:
Red pottery bowl (cracked + v. salt) inscribed with hieratic in 10 columns on inside and 5 columns on outside, a letter from SHEPSI to his dead father INKHENMET complaining that though he had buried him splendidly, he looked on passively while HENU t ...more
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