Exhibitions/ Art Object

Fragmentary offering list with mention of unguents and incense; meat, bread, wine; and beer, fowl and desserts. The queen's name is at the lower left.

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
reign of Mentuhotep II
Date:
ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Neferu (TT 319, MMA 31), MMA excavations, 1930–31
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.3.1a
Not on view
These nine fragments of relief come from the tomb of Neferu, queen of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II, at Deir el-Bahri. They represent what remains of the queen's offering manu, a grid detailing food, drink, and ritual items needed for the Neferu's eternal survival.

For more information on the decoration of Neferu's tomb, see 31.3.1b-s and 26.3.353*.
Museum excavations, 1930-1931. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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