jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014

Fragment of a wall relief

Fragment of a wall relief

A scene comprising two sections. In the lower one, the deceased and his wife sit before a table of offerings as they receive the pious visit of their children and relatives. The upper one is incomplete.


Wsr sS mAa Hwt nTr m pr PtH PtHms n kA.k sntrw qbHw wn n k pt wn n k tA wn n k wAt zAt.f nbt pr Iniwhty mAa xrw
zAt.f mrt.f NAfy
The Osiris, excellent scribe of the sanctuary in the temple of Ptah, Ptahmes.
Let your ka have incense and libations. Let the sky be open for you, let the earth be open for you, let the road be disclosed to you.
His daughter, the lady of the house Iniuheti, justified.
His beloved daughter Nafi.
His beloved daughter Neferti, justified.
His beloved daughter Sawa.
His son the purifier, scribe in the sanctuary of Ptah, Hori, justified.
His daughter Muthati.
Iniunehet's nurse, Nafmentu.
His daughter Iniunehet, justified.
...that she may grant funerary provisions consisting of bread loaves and drink, oxen, geese, libations, wine, milk and all sorts of good things, (that she may grant) going out with the sun in all the forms he desires to the ka of the nobleman, royal scribe, overseer of the Pawer in the temple of Ptah, first chief of the Memphite nome, Ptahmes justified, blessed lord.




View of Abusir. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Old Kingdom. Place of Origin: Abusir. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 01.

Inerkhau tomb

Still recognisable from the time of Bruyère (Bruyère plate 18) is the hole in the arched summit which received the beam formed by two half palms, and which extended to the east wall. This beam was supported at its middle by a wooden pillar. Beam and pillar have disappeared completely, taking with its removal the whole section of the wall which held the upper part of the image of the god Ptah.
This unique scene, which constituted the centre-piece of the whole chamber and which occupied the whole wall, testified by its measurements to its special importance.
Inerkhau tomb



Gran templo de Hatussa

Menna tomb

the sub-register ends with a scene of slaughter and sacrifice of an ox. The animal lies on its back, rear legs tied, on a reed mattress. At the rear (left) is the officiating priest, holding a papyrus in his hand, probably reciting a sacred formula. In front of him, another priest, his kilt supported by a strap over his shoulder, pours a stream of water onto the animal from a vessel. The only butcher depicted cuts off the right foreleg of the animal.