148 Route 9. bakaaka. Mastaba
(beginning at the top): Fishing and bird-snaring (two rows);
fisherman shaking fish from a kind of wicker bow-net into a basket;
two men seated at a small table cutting up fish; cattle pasturing;
a cow is represented calving, another is being milked, while an
overseer leans on his staff close by and a herdsman grasping a calf
by the legs prevents it running to its mother; to the left, calves
tethered to pegs in the ground and browsing or frisking; to the
right, herdsmen in small papyrus boats drive a herd of cattle across
a river in which lurk two crocodiles; to the left are two dwarfs with
their master's pet ape and a leash of greyhounds.
Dwarfs with ape and dogs. Captured fish.
The narrow strip running along the entire N. wall at the bot¬
tom consists of a procession of 36 female peasants bearing sacri¬
ficial offerings of meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, and drink. The
different figures represent the various estates of the deceased Ti,
the name of each being inscribed beside its representative.
The *Tomb of Mereruka is another grave well worthy of a visit.
It is situated at the N.W. angle of the Pyramid of Teti, which lies
to the E. of Mariette's house, beyond a ruined stone pyramid. The
tomb dates from the beginning ofthe 6th Dyn., and contains 31 rooms