Tomb of Kheruef Plan - Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part XVI

Tombs of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.
Kheruef was steward to the Great Royal Wife Queen Tiy at the crucial period of the 18th Dynasty just before Amon was dethroned by Akhenaten, The tomb was never completed but the murals are carved in exquisite high relief.
The outer courtyard contains various other tombs and a wall has been constructed to preserve the reliefs of Kheruef. On the left-hand wall are delightful scenes from the Sed festival, the 30-year Jubilee of the Pharaoh. Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy are seated with Hathor behind them (a) watching a processional dance in their honour. Further along the wall (b) they leave the palace with eight slim princesses walking in pairs and bearing jars of sacred water.

At (c) delightful carvings of the ceremonial dance suggest a ritual of rebirth of life on the earth and include a jumping bird, a flying bird and a monkey. In the lower row are musicians with flutes and drums. Towards the end of the wall (d) is a sketch of the high priest and the text describes the celebration. The right-hand section of the wall is somewhat damaged. At (c) Amenhotep III is portrayed with his sixteen princes. With Queen Tiy he watches the erection of a column symbolizing the god Osiris (f). At (g) the Pharaoh and Queen Tiy are shown with the deceased nobleman behind them. Beneath the trio are the conquered cities.
The other nobleman of this era, when the royal capital was being shifted to Tel el Amarna, was Ramose. But while Ramose followed his master to the new capital, Kheruef remained in Thebes with the royal mother.

Tomb of Kheruef Plan - Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part XVI

Tombs of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.
Kheruef was steward to the Great Royal Wife Queen Tiy at the crucial period of the 18th Dynasty just before Amon was dethroned by Akhenaten, The tomb was never completed but the murals are carved in exquisite high relief.
The outer courtyard contains various other tombs and a wall has been constructed to preserve the reliefs of Kheruef. On the left-hand wall are delightful scenes from the Sed festival, the 30-year Jubilee of the Pharaoh. Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy are seated with Hathor behind them (a) watching a processional dance in their honour. Further along the wall (b) they leave the palace with eight slim princesses walking in pairs and bearing jars of sacred water.

At (c) delightful carvings of the ceremonial dance suggest a ritual of rebirth of life on the earth and include a jumping bird, a flying bird and a monkey. In the lower row are musicians with flutes and drums. Towards the end of the wall (d) is a sketch of the high priest and the text describes the celebration. The right-hand section of the wall is somewhat damaged. At (c) Amenhotep III is portrayed with his sixteen princes. With Queen Tiy he watches the erection of a column symbolizing the god Osiris (f). At (g) the Pharaoh and Queen Tiy are shown with the deceased nobleman behind them. Beneath the trio are the conquered cities.
The other nobleman of this era, when the royal capital was being shifted to Tel el Amarna, was Ramose. But while Ramose followed his master to the new capital, Kheruef remained in Thebes with the royal mother.

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