mom and dad's dog, egypt xi dynasty


both images Stela of Intef and Senettekh, ca. 2065-2000 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (35.3 x 29.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.66. Creative Commons-BYImage: overall, 54.66_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012

Any good Egyptian son of millenia back wanted to make sure his mother and father had every comfort arranged for that long golden afterlife.  When Intef's folks were entombed sometime circa 2000-2065 BCE, he saw to it that they had images of food and drink (Dad, you'll note, is not standing on ceremony for that last one). There is a loyal servant.  There is also the family dog, complete with tidy collar:

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