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.
reign of Mentuhotep II
ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Neferu (TT 319, MMA 31), MMA excavations, 1930–31
Rogers Fund, 1931
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.
Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 159.