Offerings for Nefertem and Maat in Roy’s tomb

A man and woman (on the left) bring a table with sacrifices to two gods in a shrine in a mural detail in Roy’s tomb. Amenemipet and his wife Muty are the couple, and their relationship to Roy is unknown. They are requesting access to the gods’ kingdom, which will be granted to them because the shrine’s door is open. Nefertem (top) and Maat (bottom) are the gods that greet them (below). Their wigs are dark blue to resemble lapis-lazzuli, the stone from which gods’ hair is said to be produced. On the right, a (similar?) pair is worshipping another shrine (not in picture). 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.

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Offerings for Nefertem and Maat 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