Kha and Merit receiving offerings from son Nekhetef

This beautiful decorated wooden trunk was discovered within the famous tomb of the foreman Kha and his wife Merit, known as tomb TT8 at Deir el-Medina.

Depicted within a painted scene, whose borders are adorned with decorative floral, zigzag and geometric designs, is the married couple Kha and Merit, receiving offerings of food, drink and foliage, dedicated by one of their son’s named Nekhetef, who is depicted stating before his seated parents.

This trunk would have been dedicated to the pair as a funerary tribute.

Museo Egizio. S. 8213

Watch a mini-documentary about Kha and Merit here; Meet Merit: Ancient Egypt, Kha & Merit.

Summary:
Kha and Merit receiving offerings from son Nekhetef
New Kingdom, reigns of Amenhotep II – Tuthmosis IV – Amenhotep III, c. 1425–1353 B.C.
Tomb of Kha & Merit (TT8), Deir el-Medina.
Museo Egizio. S. 8213