Tomb of Khaemhat Plan- Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part IV

Also spelled Khaemhet, Toms of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.
This is the tomb of the overseer of the granaries of Upper and Lower Egypt late in the reign of Amenhotep III (father of Akhenaten), a time when art and architecture were flourishing. It was also a time when religious
conceptions were undergoing a gradual change towards the worship of a single deity, the sun . The murals are in low relief and are carried out in precise and sensitive detail. This is particularly apparent in the treatment of Khaemhat's wig, with his own hair showing beneath.
The tomb comprises a large traverse chamber (1) with a niche on the left-hand side containing badly damaged statues of the deceased and the royal scribe Imhotep, a corridor (2) with scenes relating to the underworld and a second traverse chamber (3) containing three niches bearing statues of Khaemhat and his relatives. These too are in poor condition.
On the left-hand entrance wall of the first chamber at (a) is a remarkable representation of Renenutet (Renenet) ,the snake-headed goddess of the granaries. She is seated in a shrine and offerings are made to
her by three finely sculpted male figures. The child she nurses is symbolic of the new harvest . Further along the wall (b) is the bustling port of Thebes. The masts of many corn-laden vessels, the steering oars tipped with the head of the Pharaoh, the mastheads, the rigging - all are depicted in meticulous detail.
On the rear left-hand wall (c) is a scene showing servants of the vizier bringing in cattle. At (d) are damaged figures of the Pharaoh and his vizier. At the foot of the royal canopy are nine captive tribes whilst between the lion-legs of the throne are two captives: African and Asian.

On the right-hand rear wall (e) the enthroned Pharaoh (defaced) receives homage from Khaernhat and his officials. Further along (f) Khaemhet is being decorated by the Pharaoh; according to the inscription he was so honored in the thirteenth year of the reign of Amenhotep III (Akhenaten's father).
On the right-hand entrance wall (g) are a set of agricultural scenes including measuring the land, sowing and reaping. Khaemhat's chariot is drawn up near the fields and while a sleepy driver awaits the return of his master the horses take advantage of the break to graze.
In the corridor, on the left-hand side at (h) , is a fine representation of Osiris enthroned with Hathor standing behind him.














Tomb of Khaemhat Plan- Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part IV

Also spelled Khaemhet, Toms of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.
This is the tomb of the overseer of the granaries of Upper and Lower Egypt late in the reign of Amenhotep III (father of Akhenaten), a time when art and architecture were flourishing. It was also a time when religious
conceptions were undergoing a gradual change towards the worship of a single deity, the sun . The murals are in low relief and are carried out in precise and sensitive detail. This is particularly apparent in the treatment of Khaemhat's wig, with his own hair showing beneath.
The tomb comprises a large traverse chamber (1) with a niche on the left-hand side containing badly damaged statues of the deceased and the royal scribe Imhotep, a corridor (2) with scenes relating to the underworld and a second traverse chamber (3) containing three niches bearing statues of Khaemhat and his relatives. These too are in poor condition.
On the left-hand entrance wall of the first chamber at (a) is a remarkable representation of Renenutet (Renenet) ,the snake-headed goddess of the granaries. She is seated in a shrine and offerings are made to
her by three finely sculpted male figures. The child she nurses is symbolic of the new harvest . Further along the wall (b) is the bustling port of Thebes. The masts of many corn-laden vessels, the steering oars tipped with the head of the Pharaoh, the mastheads, the rigging - all are depicted in meticulous detail.
On the rear left-hand wall (c) is a scene showing servants of the vizier bringing in cattle. At (d) are damaged figures of the Pharaoh and his vizier. At the foot of the royal canopy are nine captive tribes whilst between the lion-legs of the throne are two captives: African and Asian.

On the right-hand rear wall (e) the enthroned Pharaoh (defaced) receives homage from Khaernhat and his officials. Further along (f) Khaemhet is being decorated by the Pharaoh; according to the inscription he was so honored in the thirteenth year of the reign of Amenhotep III (Akhenaten's father).
On the right-hand entrance wall (g) are a set of agricultural scenes including measuring the land, sowing and reaping. Khaemhat's chariot is drawn up near the fields and while a sleepy driver awaits the return of his master the horses take advantage of the break to graze.
In the corridor, on the left-hand side at (h) , is a fine representation of Osiris enthroned with Hathor standing behind him.














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