2014/11/07

Nefer Hotep and His Son

This relief is carved on a framed slab. It depicts Nefer-Hotep standing and wearing a leopard skin as a sign of his priestly rank. In front of him stands his son, who is embracing the leg of his father.

The upper frame is inscribed with the names and titles of the deceased, who was a scribe and a priest. An offering formula is also inscribed.

Nefer Hotep and His Son





Harvest scene from the tomb of Seshem-nefer IV

This harvest scene is composed of three wall segments. The bottom register shows the transport of large sacks of barley to the threshing floor. To the right are two labourers who pile up the goods. The middle register has scenes of the harvest of flax and barley, carried out with sickles.

Harvest scene from the tomb of Seshem-nefer IV


To the right is an overseer inspecting the work's progress. The uppermost register continued the agricultural theme, but this has now all but disappeared.