WESTERN LATERAL ANNEX - ENTRANCE E
The entrance to the western lateral annex of the vestibule lies between the left end of wall 3 and the right end of wall 4 (26).
On both ends of these walls a hieroglyphic column is depicted.
(100) shows the hieroglyphic column on the right end of wall 4.
(101) shows the hieroglyphic column on the left end of wall 3.
(100) and (101) are symmetrical and show the royal dedication of the tomb of Prince Khaemwaset.
A large part of the original royal dedication has been lost and some parts of the remaining texts of (100) and (101) are not fully legible.
When Schiaparelli and his team explored the tomb in 1903, the royal dedication had already been partially lost.
The royal dedication may be restored as follows: ‘Executed as tribute from the King, Lord of the Two Lands, User-Ma’at-Ra Mery-Amun, Lord of Appearances, Ramesses, Ruler of Heliopolis, for his son, 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’.
Originally a winged disk of Behdet was depicted at the top of the entrance of the western lateral annex.
However, a great part of this Behdet disk has been lost (101B).
On the left side of the entrance to the annex, the god Horus is depicted as an Iunmutef priest (103).
The god wears a short black wig, which is bordered at the forehead with a yellow band.
In the middle of this band, a uraeus is depicted.
On top of the wig lies a long blue lock of hair, which closely resembles the typical hairstyle of Prince Khaemwaset, but with a big curl at the end of the lock of hair.
The god Horus, who functions here as an Iunmutef priest, wears the typical leopard skin.
The face of the god is turned towards the vestibule, because he has to welcome the deceased prince, whom he will later introduce to the gods shown in the lateral annex.
In front of the face of the god Horus is depicted a hieroglyphic column, stating ‘Words spoken by Horus-Iunmutef’.
During my several visits to the tomb, I encountered a dirty glass panel, which made it difficult to get a good view of the wall paintings on this side.
A large part of the paintings of the right arm and right leg of the god Horus has been lost.
On the right side of the entrance to the western lateral annex, the god Horus is also depicted as an Iunmutef priest (102).
He is depicted in nearly the same way as on the left side, with a short black wig, long blue lock of hair and yellow forehead band with uraeus.
Here too, Horus wears the typical leopard skin and his face is turned towards the vestibule.
In contrast to the painting on the left side of the entrance, where both arms of Horus-Iunmutef hang down alongside his body, in this mural the god Horus raises his right arm as a welcome gesture to the deceased prince (102).
In front of the face of the god, a hieroglyphic column is depicted, which has mostly been lost.
During my several visits to the tomb, I encountered a dirty glass panel on this side as well, which made it difficult to get a good view of the wall paintings on this side.
A large part of the paintings of the left hand, right foot and left leg of the god Horus has been lost.