2014/11/03

Wall relief from tomb of Ni-ui-netjer

Important parts of the offering chamber of the mastaba tomb of Ni-ui-netjer are in Vienna. In one of its scenes, the tomb owner is represented at the dinner table. His family is represented on a smaller scale.

The secondary figures, such as the servants who bring the food, have been depicted on an even smaller scale. Among the latter is also a group of dancing girls.

Wall relief from tomb of Ni-ui-netjer

Wall relief from tomb of Ni-ui-netjer



 Seven dancers of normal stature and one dwarf are shown moving to the rhythm of music being made by three other women, not in the photo. Some of the dancers shake sistrums. The troupe was engaged for the diversion of Ni-ui-netjer and his family during a festive meal.