Menna


Menna
Official reign of Tuthmosis IV c.1420 BC.
    Menna was Scribe of the cadastral survey and Estate Inspector during the reign of *Tuthmosis IV (1425-1417 BC). His tomb is situated at Sheikh Abd el Qurna, Thebes, and is decorated with wall-scenes that illustrate agricultural activities and duties during this period.
    Menna is shown overseeing the workforce in the fields as he did during his lifetime: the peasants carry and measure the corn, and winnow, thresh and transport it, and one scene illustrates the use of the surveying cord. Other traditional scenes show Menna and his wife being presented with gifts, and their relatives bring them food and flowers; there is also a funerary banquet and prayers are offered to *Osiris, the god of the dead.
    The scenes also depict the ceremonies that surrounded the death of the tomb-owner, including the rituals performed on the mummy, and the journey of the deceased to Abydos, the burial place of Osiris, in order to enhance his chances of a blessed eternity. There is also a representation of the Day of Judgement scene in which the deeds of the deceased during his lifetime are judged by the assessor gods. Here, Menna's heart is shown in the balance where it is weighed against the symbolic Feather of Truth.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David
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(fl. 1395 BC)
   Owner of the well-preserved tomb 69 in the necropolis of Thebes, probably dating to the reign of Thutmose IV. He held the title of scribe of the fields of the king. The scenes in his tomb include those of the harvest and fishing and fowling.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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