Decoration In The Tomb Of Amenhotep II
Decoration from the walls of the tomb of Amenhotep II
3 - (Thebes) The Tomb of Ra-aa-Kheperu Amenhotep-neter-heq-an, Amenhotep IInd. --
In the first row of the picture from left to right, is the mummy of the king dragged to his last home, in the protection of the divine guards represented with various heads of animals and birds. Opposite are the divine guards sitting, and before them is the sign of domination - the crown of kingship.
Second section, is a part of the procession of the sacred boat of the Sun God. Opposite, the Sacred Boat is seen traveling in the sky to represent the journey of the sun.
The guard sitting is the God of darkness to show that the sun has arrived to darkness, while Isis is holding two vases of perfumes as an offering to the sun.
The three mummies of the king, crowned, are represented to show that the king, too, must make the same journey of the sun.
Third section, sarcophagus arrives safely to his last abode conducted by the cobra. In front of each of the four statues of the sitting Gods is the crown of Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt, the mask of the ram, which is the sacred animal of the sun, and the ostrich feathers which are the sign of Truth. These four Gods are watching to drive away the bad spirits that might disturb the spirit of the king.
Scene opposite is of several dead men represented passing before the guards of the underworld to their last abode.