Mastaba of Kagemni

The mastaba of Kagemni is situated right next door to the mastaba of Mereruka. The tomb was discovered in 1843 by Richard Lepsius and excavated in in 1893 by Jacques de Morgan. Kagemni was vizier to Teti and overseer to his pyramid. There are some quite beautiful and the decorative bas reliefs, a style finer than Mereruka but the colors not so well preserved. The themes are agricultural, fishing in the swamps, and presentations of offerings.

Viewed from the south.
The mastaba of Kagemni relief1.
The mastaba of Kagemni relief2.
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