VESTIBULE – WALL 8
The original width of G1 was 1.09 m.
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.
Due to the widening of G1, the original wall paintings on wall 8 were nearly completely destroyed.
After the widening of G1, the destroyed parts of wall 8 were covered with a thick layer of white plaster.
The silhouette of the goddess Neith and a hieroglyphic column were carved into the layer of white plaster.
The restored parts of wall 8 were never repainted.
They were also more fragile than the other walls of the tomb and were very susceptible to deterioration.
A large part of the silhouette of the goddess Neith and the hieroglyphic column were lost again; the lost parts were covered with a dark grey coating.
(99) is a reconstruction of wall 8 as it was in March 2013.
In the upper left corner, only the upper part of the hieroglyph, placed on the head of the goddess, and an incomplete column of hieroglyphs, stating ‘Words spoken by Neith, daughter of the Lord […]’ are visible.
In the bottom half of wall 8 only the bottom part of the skirt – with two ribbons on the belt – and the right forearm and hand of the goddess have been preserved.