THE BANQUET OF
NIANKHKHNUM & KHNUMHOTEP

photograph 1999 Greg Reeder

This scene on the southern wall of the rock-cut chamber is rich in detail and clues to our understanding of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep. Khnumhotep sits above on the right side holding a lotus flower and facing his companion Niankhkhnum who sits on the left side. Sitting behind Niankhkhnum are faint traces of his wife but her image was removed in ancient times by the designers of the tomb. Below the two men are musicians, dancers, clappers, and singers.

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