image © Bristol Culture (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Bristol Culture (Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Untitled

1817-1820

Giovanni Belzoni or Alessandro Ricci

From the collection

Title

Untitled

Date

1817-1820

Description

Watercolour copied from the ceiling of the burial chamber in the tomb of Pharaoh Sety I ('Baedecker 'room 10b'). Middle section of the upper register of the ceiling. This part is divided into an upper and a lower register. Top: seven columns of hieroglyphs. Lower: seven columns with stars at the bottom. Yellow decoration on a black background. Left to right: Column 1: Orion, Star near the hand of Orion, Star below the arm of Orion, the ear of Orion, the column of Orion, Star above the arm of Orion, Qed the Thousands; Column 2; The Children of Qed; Column 3: The Lower Khentu, The Star between, The Upper Khentu, Qed; Column 4: The Two Souls; Column 5: The Forerunner of the Two Spirits; Column 6: The One Under the Buttocks of the Sheep; and Column 7: The Two Children of the Sheep. (The end column depicted 'The Principal Star of the Sheep' but the hieroglyphs are missing from this copy.)

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Location

Tomb KV17, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Credits

Image Credit

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