sábado, 25 de junio de 2016

TT6, the tomb of Neferhotep and his son, Nebnefer .






 TT6, the tomb of Neferhotep and his son, Nebnefer .




Only part of the the image of the lady Iy, the wife of Nebnefer, remains and she is standing behind her husband who is actually portrayed on the south end of the west wall. "His daughter, who makes his name live, Iy, 'True of Voice' by Osiris [...]". It is also on the west wall that the explanatory text, painted in beautiful coloured hieroglyphs, which ends in front of Iy, begins: "To bring all good and pure things for your ka, the Osiris, master of the west, Un-nefer, master of the Sacred Land, the foreman of the team of the Place of Truth, Neferhotep. His son, who makes live his name, the foreman of the team of the Place of Truth, Nebnefer, 'True of Voice' by the great god. His sister, the chantress of Khnum, Satet and Anuket.".
Iy holds in her hands two instruments with Hathoric connotations: a sistrum in her right hand, a Menat necklace and its counterweight in her left hand. According to the custom of the Ramesside period, her dress is full, occupying a significant space in the composition
TT6, the tomb of Neferhotep and his son, Nebnefer .
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