Burial of Khent-kheti

Site: Sedment, Tomb: 2111


Petrie "cleared" the cemetery, he describes the contents of those burials where something had survived.

Petrie-etal-1924, p. 11:

2111, of Khenty-khety, was the finest burial that we found, but unhappily it had been badly plundered. The outer coffin remained in the chamber, empty, without lid. Outside, it was painted yellow, with blue hieroglyphs, in the usual way. The interior was covered with a thin layer of white stucco painted with stucco, painted with representations of the objects necessary in a funeral outfit and with one line of hieroglyphs, all coloured in a very delicate and detailed way.

[.. description of coffin ...]

The pots were partly in the shaft, partly in the north-east corner of the chamber, while to the east of the sarcophagus the rowing boat still stood in position, facing north, together with the granary, the porters, and the ka statue. Many parts of the sailing boat and of the domestic scene were found scattered outside in the shaft. Curiously, these were not the objects which had stood nearest the entrance to the chamber, but had come from the innermost part. These were the best in style that we found: the faces of the men are all carefully worked out; there is detail in the hands; the oars have carefully shaped blades; the cabin roof rests on open lattice supports, the cross-pieces fastened with thread; there are little coils of spare rope; and the spears on the rowing boat have copper heads.

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