VESTIBULE – WALL 6
For a complete view of this wall, from left to right, click on (87) and (88) successively.
From left to right are depicted: Prince Khaemwaset, his father Pharaoh Ramesses III, the god Anubis, Ramesses III and the god Ra-Horakthy.
A small section of the paintings at the bottom of wall 6 has been lost.
(87) shows Prince Khaemwaset, his father Ramesses III and the god Anubis.
The prince holds the sceptre and the khu-fan in his left hand and greets the god Anubis with his raised right hand (87) (89).
Here too, like elsewhere in the tomb, Khaemwaset wears the typical hairstyle of a child: a shaved skull with a large blue lock of hair, braided at the top, fastened with an ornamental hairpin and falling sideways, covering one ear (87).
The prince wears a diaphanous white dress; his skin is visible in a light pink colour (87).
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’ (87).
Khaemwaset is standing behind his father, Pharaoh Ramesses III.
The pharaoh wears the pshent crown (87) (89).
The pshent crown is a combination of the deshret crown and the hedjet crown.
Usually the hedjet crown has a white colour, but in this scene the hedjet is yellow (89).
The pshent has a frontal uraeus.
At the nape of the pharaoh’s neck, two red ribbons are attached to the crown (89).
The upper body of the pharaoh is bare and he wears a long white diaphanous skirt, held at the waist by a wide belt (87) (96).
An ornamental apron and six coloured ribbons are attached to the belt (96).
At the top of the ornamental apron, a cat-like head is depicted, while at the bottom seven uraei are shown (96).
(97) shows a close-up of the top of the apron.
On both sides of the ornamental apron, one red and two blue ribbons are depicted (96).
In front of the pshent crown of the pharaoh, his two cartouches are shown (87) (89).
The bottom part of the image of Ramesses III is lost (87).
On the right side of the pharaoh, the god Anubis is depicted (87) (89).
Anubis, with the head of a dog, takes the left hand of the pharaoh in his right hand as a gesture of welcome.
Both have their other arms raised in a gesture of greeting (87) (89).
(91) shows a close-up of their clasped hands.
The god Anubis wears a blue tripartite wig with black strands of hair.
The tails of the blue tripartite wig end, as usual, in a yellow band with horizontal red lines (89) (90).
The god Anubis wears the traditional tunic.
The straps and the lace that border the top and bottom of the tunic are divided into compartments in the colours lapis lazuli, gold and turquoise (87) (89).
Behind the belt of the tunic, the ceremonial tail hangs down (87).
The armlets, bracelets and the green necklace are of the usual type (89) (90).
Above the raised left arm of the god Anubis, a hieroglyphic column is depicted, which states ‘Words spoken by Anubis, foremost of the divine booth’ (89).
Above and below the clasped hands, the words with which Anubis addresses Pharaoh Ramesses III are depicted in a hieroglyphic column, stating ‘I have given to you strength in Upper and victory in Lower Egypt, all foreign countries are under your sandals and the nine bows are under […]’ (87).
A small part at the bottom of the depiction of the god Anubis has been lost (87) (88).
(88) shows the god Anubis, Pharaoh Ramesses III and the god Ra-Horakthy.
The bottom part of this scene has been lost.
The pharaoh wears a gold cap, embroidered with red rings and bordered with a yellow band (92) (93).
At the nape of the neck, two red ribbons are attached to the gold cap (93).
Ramesses III wears a turquoise necklace (93).
The pharaoh wears a diaphanous white skirt with an ornamental apron (88) (98).
On both sites of the ornamental apron, three coloured ribbons are depicted, while on the bottom of the apron eight uraei, topped with only seven solar disks, are shown (98).
Above the head of the pharaoh the Behdet disk is depicted, while the two cartouches of the pharaoh are visible above the raised right hand of Ramesses III (88) (92).
To the right side of Ramesses III, the god Ra-Horakthy is depicted (88).
Ra-Horakthy has the head of a falcon and wears a blue tripartite wig (92) (94).
He also wears a golden necklace, the typical tunic, the usual bracelets and the ceremonial tail (88).
With his right hand, he holds the left hand of the pharaoh, while holding the ankh in his left hand (88) (95).
Above the head of the god, a huge red solar disk is depicted, surrounded by a very long cobra with a yellow and black body.
On the left-hand side of the solar disk the head of the cobra extends upwards, while the tail hangs down on the right-hand side (92) (94).
In front of the solar disk, the name of the god Ra-Horakthy is depicted in a hieroglyphic column, stating ‘Words spoken by Ra-Horakthy, the great god’ (92).
Above and below the clasped hands of the pharaoh and Ra-Horakhty, a hieroglyphic column is depicted, which states ‘I bring you those who are in heaven, I bring you those who are on earth and I bring you ….’ (88).