Mehu Fishing

Relief from a scene of Mehu fishing
Egypt, (Giza, G 2423), Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5, 2431–2323 B.C.E.
Limestone, Overall size: 38 x 25 x 8.5 cm, 21.32 kg (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 x 3 3/8 in., 47 lb.)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition 1939, MFA #39.833.1
Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"Mehu faces left, head and torso preserved from waist up, holding a spear. He wears a long wig, short beard, and shenu-collar. Well-preserved paint.

"Overall this scene is composed of 10 fragments which form a fragmentary scene of Mehu standing facing right with right arm upraised holding a spear. Fragments of his left striding leg are visible in 39.833.10. The paint is well preserved on the head and torso fragment, 39.833.1,only. Behind Mehu are five, or more, horizontal registers of text." (From museum website)

Here's a screen capture of some of that text:

"This fragment from a "menu list" of offerings is decorated in raised relief. One includes parts of three horizontal registers separated into squares, each of which has the name of an offering in it. The hieroglyphs are painted red and blue." (From museum website.)

My eyes are drawn to an unusual glyph featuring a Was scepter standing on a standard:

It appears there are offerings placed before the scepter.

The museum has a photo of the other fragment of text.