Tomb 57

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Horemheb

 

Tomb 57 is the tomb of Horemheb, who served as military commander under Tutankhamen and Ay before being crowned king at the end of Dynasty 18. The tomb is especially noteworthy because the decoration in the burial chamber was left in various stages of completion from preliminary sketches to finished painted relief. This is the first tomb in the Valley of the Kings to include the Book of the Gates, a text that describes the nightly journey of the sun god through the world of the dead.

 

Well chamber E: ceiling; right wall (left part)
Well chamber E: ceiling; Well chamber E: right wall (left part)

Star pattern; kheker frieze; Asar (Osiris) and Horemheb (scene 5); Hathor receiving wine from Horemheb (scene 4).

 

Well chamber E: ceiling; right wall (left part)

Star pattern; kheker frieze; Hathor receiving wine from Horemheb (scene 2).

 

Hathor receiving wine from Horemheb: detail (scene 2).

 

Well chamber E: ceiling; right wall (left part)
Well chamber E: ceiling; right wall (left part)

Star pattern; kheker frieze; Asar (Osiris) and Horemheb (scene 3).


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