Horus in Roy's tomb

A fresco detail in Roy’s tomb depicts Roy being taken by Horus to a golden temple where Osiris presides, with Roy in a respectful demeanour (only his legs are visible here). The Four Sons of Horus appear before Osiris: Amseti, who has a human head, Hapy, who has a baboon head, Duamutef, who has a falcon head, and Qebehsenuef, who has a dog head. They are the keepers of the canopic jars, which hold the deceased’s internal organs. They are depicted on top of a lotus flower, which represents rebirth and rejuvenation. During Horemheb’s reign, Roy was a royal writer of the 18th dynasty. His tomb (TT 255) is located in the Dra Abu el-Naga Necropolis on the Westbank of Luxor. It is one of the socalled “Tombs of the Nobles”.

Object Details

Horus in Roy’s tomb

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reign of Horemheb

 1319-1292 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Dra Abu el-Naga on the Westbank

TT 255