Symbolism in the art of Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, Valley of the Queens

Personal reproduction of the north-east vestibule wall of QV66 by Natalie Watson Tomb QV66 located in the Valley of the Queens is one of the largest and most lavishly decorated in Egypt’s history. It was built as the final resting place for the favourite queen of Ramesses II, Nefertari Meritenmut (“Beautiful Companion, Beloved of the … Continue reading Symbolism in the art of Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, Valley of the Queens

The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun, 1350 BC

My reproduction is based on a wall painting from an 18th Dynasty tomb chapel located in the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. It belonged to Nebamun, a wealthy, middle-ranking official scribe and grain counter at the temple complex in Thebes. The tomb’s plastered walls were richly and skilfully decorated … Continue reading The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun, 1350 BC

The Goddess Hathor and Seti I

This beautiful relief was part of the decoration of the tomb well-preserved tomb of King Seti I (KV17) in the Valley of the Kings. It depicts Seti walking towards the still figure of the goddess Hathor, who played an important role in welcoming the dead to the underworld and accompanying them into the afterlife. Hathor, … Continue reading The Goddess Hathor and Seti I