VESTIBULE – WALL 5
For a complete view of wall 5, from left to right, click on (78) and (79) successively.
From left to right are depicted: the god Ptah, Prince Khaemwaset, Pharaoh Ramesses III and the god Thoth.
The lower half of wall 5 is nearly completely lost.
(78) and (80) show the god Ptah in his naos.
The lower half of the wall painting is nearly completely lost and only a few details are visible, but only barely.
The details of the mural in the upper half of the wall are better visible (78).
Fortunately, the same mural can be observed, in an excellent state of preservation, in the tomb of Prince Amenherkhepshef (QV 55).
The skin of the god has a light blue colour and he wears his characteristic dark blue cap with a frontal uraeus (80).
The cap is bordered at the neck and forehead with a yellow band (81).
Only the upper part of the characteristic green Ptah-sceptre is visible (80).
The name and title of the god are shown in a yellow hieroglyphic column with barely readable hieroglyphs, which state ‘Ptah, the great one, (who is) south of his wall, Lord of Memphis’.
(81) shows a beautiful close-up of the head of the god Ptah.
(79) shows, from left to right, the prince, his father Ramesses III and the god Thoth.
The lower half of the murals is nearly completely lost.
Only the head of the prince, the upper part of both hands, the flabellum with a multicoloured feather and two columns with hieroglyphs are visible (78) (79) (82).
Prince Khaemwaset greets the god Thoth with his left hand, whilst in his right hand he holds a flabellum and a sceptre (78) (79) (82).
The name of the prince and one of his titles are depicted above his head in two hieroglyphic columns, which state ‘The sem-priest of Ptah, the great one, (who is) south of his wall, Lord of Memphis, the king’s son, Khaemwaset, true of voice’ (78) (79) (82).
(83) shows a detail of the head of the prince.
Above the head of the pharaoh a red sun disk of Behdet is shown.
On both sides of the sun disk a uraeus is depicted, while under the sun disk hieroglyphs are shown, stating ‘He from Behdet’ (79) (84).
To the right of the Behdet disk both cartouches of the pharaoh are depicted.
With both hands, Pharaoh Ramesses III offers wine to the god Thoth (79) (84).
Pharaoh Ramesses III wears a white khat, bordered with a yellow band at the forehead and with a frontal uraeus (79) (84) (85).
A gold falcon is embroidered on the khat, using red stitching (85).
The wings of the falcon are folded and the claws clasp a shen (85).
The right earlobe of the pharaoh is pierced, as usual, and his bracelets and armlets are coloured in gold and lapis lazuli (84) (85).
The upper body of the pharaoh is bare and he wears a turquoise necklace (85).
Under the left hand of the pharaoh is depicted a column with hieroglyphs (79) (84).
Only the upper part of this column is readable, stating ‘I have given to you Upper [Egypt…]‘.
(79) and (86) show the god Thoth.
The god is depicted as a man with a green ibis head, wearing a blue tripartite wig of which the tails, as usual, end in a yellow band with horizontal red lines (86).
The god carries a yellow disc resting on a yellow lunar crescent and wears the same armlets of gold and lapis lazuli as Pharaoh Ramesses III (79) (86).
Thoth holds in his right hand the green was sceptre (79).
Only the upper part of the was is preserved.
To the right of the two cartouches of Pharaoh Ramesses III is depicted a hieroglyphic column with the name and the epithet of the god, stating ‘Words spoken by Thoth, Lord of divine words’ (79).