Pic of the Day

332939 70m07_wm

Painting from the tomb of King Ramesses IV, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty – King’s Valley 2, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings – Most of the Fourth Hour of the Book of Gates is shown in this scene. In the upper register are two bodies of water, probably versions of the Lake of Fire, guarded by cobras and jackal-headed humans. In the central register is the snake of time Hiririet in a pit, surrounded by water and a mound on which stand the goddesses of the twelve hours of the night, as well as nine followers of Osiris as mummies lying within shrines. On the lower register is a procession of twelve gods (on the left) and eleven human figures behind a rearing cobra (on the right) approaching a chapel in which Osiris in the white crown stands on a coiled snake.

All information and media on this website, unless noted otherwise, are © Laboratoriorosso and cannot be used or distributed without permission.