Hetepheres II and daughter Meresankh III

The deceased Queen Meresankh and her mother Hetepheres sailing in the marshes to gather papyrus reeds for the ritual of ‘shaking the papyrus’ to induce the goddess Hathor to them:

“Her mother, daughter of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Khufu, the great favourite, Hetep-heres. Her beloved daughter, the beholder of Horus and Seth, the great favourite, Meresankh.”

“She pulls papyrus for Hathor in the marshland with her mother. They see every good thing which is in the marsh.”.

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, tomb of Meresankh, G 7530-40.