GATE G1 OF THE TOMB
Gate G1 is located between the vestibule and the burial chamber of Khaemwaset’s tomb (26).
The gate is bordered by wall 7 on the right and wall 8 on the left.
Both wall 7 and wall 8 were originally decorated with a hieroglyphic column, at approximately 2 centimeters distance from the edge of each wall.
Above the gate is a painted stone lintel.
Because of the width of the sarcophagus (1.35 m), it was necessary to broaden gate G1 before the entombment of the prince from 1.09 m to 1.69 m.
As a result of the widening of gate G1, the two hieroglyphic columns on the edges of walls 7 and 8 were destroyed; only the painted lintel has been preserved.
(147) shows the lintel at the top of G1.
On the lintel the winged disk of Behdet is depicted.
In front of the stone lintel, the black ceiling of the vestibule, decorated with white stars, can be seen.
Beyond the lintel, the ceiling of the burial chamber is visible.
LEFT SIDE OF GATE G1
Due to the widening of gate G1, almost all paintings on the inside of the gate have been lost.
On the left, the only thing remaining is an image of the goddess Nephthys, along the upper part of the wall (148).
The goddess looks towards the entrance of the grave and is only recognizable by the hieroglyphic symbol for the goddess Nephthys, which is shown on her head.
RIGHT SIDE OF GATE G1
On the right side of the inside of gate G1 as well, almost all paintings have been lost due to the widening of the gate.
The only thing remaining, along the upper part of the wall, is part of the head of the goddess Isis and a hieroglyphic column in front of the goddess’ head (149).
The goddess looks towards the entrance of the grave.
In contrast to the goddess Nephthys on the left, the typical hieroglyphic sign on the goddess Isis’ head is not present.
The goddess Isis is, however, recognizable by the fact that the hieroglyphic column in front of the head of the goddess states ‘Words spoken by Isis, the great one’.