Preserved Shoulder of Beef and Half of a Food Box

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109

This preserved shoulder of beef was placed in a wooden box of the same shape (the lid is now missing). It was found with other boxes of preserved meat near the entrance of a cliff tomb in Western Thebes by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition. The boxes were intended as food offerings for the spirit of the tomb's owner who may have been a young prince named Amenemhat whose coffin was found nearby.

Preserved Shoulder of Beef and Half of a Food Box, Animal remains, linen

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