Description The sculptor Mentu-user and his wife Hepu are shown seated before a table heaped with various offerings, including a haunch of beef, a goose, and a bunch of grapes. The inscriptions beside their heads identify them. Note that the hieroglyphs face in the same direction as the figures. The two columns of hieroglyphs on the right are a request to the living to recite the offering text calling for fowl and a thousand loaves of bread for Mentu-user. The red flesh tone of the man and the yellow of the woman are an artistic convention to differentiate the sexes.
|1/22/2001||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Luxor]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913
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