Nebtawy in Roy’s tomb TT255

Nebtawy, Roy’s wife, is depicted holding a sistrum with Hathor’s head, a papyrus stem, and a Menat necklace in a mural detail in Roy’s tomb (with counterweight). During Horemheb’s reign, Roy was a royal writer of the 18th dynasty. His tomb (TT 255) can be found in Luxor’s Westbank Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga. It’s one of the “Tombs of the Nobles,” as they’re known.

Object Details

Nebtawy 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