martes, 3 de noviembre de 2015


 The ceiling.
The tomb TT45 was carved during the period of Amenhotep II (c. 1427 – 1400 B.C) for Djehuty, an official of modest rank

This central part is bordered on each side by a thick line constituted of a floral motif, of two Egyptian ladders and of blue stripes. There prevails a section of the face, as well as the name of Djehutyemheb (view yr-71).
The main part of the following motif is formed by an image of the hieroglyph denominating the west, which appears to come out from the Theban Mountain; it is crowned by a falcon that carries on his head the solar disk surrounded by a uraeus. On either side one can find several individuals in the position of adoration.
•  At the bottom, the two goddesses Isis and Nephtys, accompanied by the Ba bird, salute the deceased that is reborn from the mountain of the west alike a new sun (view yr-69).
•  In the middle, one can distinguish two divine winged characters with, in front of them, the hieroglyph of the star, the verb “to adore” (view yr-68).
•  At the top one can find some baboons, who are always associated with the rising sun, which they greet through their wails. For the ancient Egyptians, certain animals, such as the baboon, posses a hidden knowledge, and even the correct words, in order to converse with the gods. Thus, they appear as the ideal worshipers of the sun god.
We also find the “souls” (Bau) of Pe and of Nekhen (view yr-70). These “souls”, or preferably these forces, are gods representing the Predynastic kings that managed the south and the north of the country, which are considered as the protectors of the living monarch – the defenders of royalty. They equally appear during the religious processions. Their presence in a funerary context, as is the case here, is quite rare. The Bau of Pe (or Buto, town formed by the association of Pe with Dep), capital of the Delta, have falcon heads; however, the Bau of Nekhen (or Hierakonpolis), ancient capital of Upper Egypt, have jackal heads. They are represented here in a characteristic attitude, with a knee on the ground, an arm raised, and the other bent over the chest (henu gesture).

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