Ibi was an official of his cousin Pepi II
and was the son of the vizier Djau.
He was Governor of the South, which was the term for the
later office of Viceroy of Nubia. His family was from
Thinis and the queens Ankhnesmery-Re
were his aunts. Inscriptions in his tomb promised to
pounce on anyone who entered into his chamber with evil
intentions. He also told of his skill in magical spells
and curses as well as his stature in the Underworld.
Ibi's tomb at Deir el-Bebrawi, which is near Assiut, was
an inspiration for another Ibi who lived during the 26th
Dynasty and was buried at Thebes.