Title Tomb of Petamenophis
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR1
EAT3 Number and Name 32 Pedamenope
EAT3 Pages and Plates 40-41, Pls 18, 19, 22A (northern half)
EAT3 Decan List Family Senmut
Publications See Porter and Moss.
Location In situ; Ceiling of burial chamber in TT 33, Tombs of the Nobles, Asasif, Thebes
Date 25th-26th dynasty
Registers 2
Circumpolar Group and Deities Yes: 8 figures behind hippo; 7 opposite

Superior:  Jupiter, Saturn (Mars is omitted)

Inferior:  Mercury, Venus

Decan Names Yes
Decanal Stars Yes
Personifications of the Decans No
Cluster Numbers Yes
Depictions of Decanal Constellations Yes
Decanal Deity Names Yes
Decanal Deity Figures No
Lunar Months No
Civil Months No
Nut No

The ceiling is carved.  This is one of a cluster of astronomical representations in Asasif.  The other members are in the tombs of Karakhamun, Ibi, and Montuemhet.


 32Pedamenope schematic


Legend for Schematic
C Circumpolar group of constellations
A Circumpolar attendant deities
D Decans
P Planets
 Hippo symbol

Location and orientation of the circumpolar hippo

 Human symbol 

Indicates the starting point and directionality of list or procession of figures

Decan List

The list gives an approximate layout for how the decans, deities, cluster labels (in transliteration), and decanal figures (in bold) are arranged.  However, the only way of perceiving the complete layout and orthography of the labels is by consulting photographs or drawings. 

The decan list is remarkably similar to that of Senenmut.  The differences are conifned to the omission of the large "cluster" or "egg" decanal figure (and associated 6th cluster label), the labelling of xAw as the 3rd cluster (should be 5th), and the omission of the deities for Stwy.

tpy-a knmt Hapy, Imseti       
3 Xry xpd knmt, 2 knmt Isis
4 HAt DAt, 5 pHwy DAt Duamutef, Children <of Horus>
6 TmAt Hrt, 7 TmAt Xrt Duamutef
8 wSAti, 9 bkAti Duamutef, Hapy
10 tpy-a xntt, 11 xntt Hrt Horus
12 xntt Xrt Seth Boat
13 Tms n xntt Horus
14 sApti xnwy Isis, Nephthys
15 Hry-ib wiA Seth
16 sSmw Seth
17 knmw Children of Horus
18 tpy-a smd Horus
19 smd Hapy Sheep
20 sit Isis, 3-nwt Xt
21 sAwy sit Duamutef
22 Xry xpd srt Kebehsenuf     
23 tpy-a Ax<wy> Duamutef
24 Axw<y> Duamutef, Kebehsenuf
25 bAw<y> Hapy, Imseti
26 xntw Hr<w>, 27 <xntw> Xrw Children of Horus

4-nwt Xt

28 qd, 29 sAwy qd Hapy, Kebeh<senuf>
30 xAw Children of Horus
3-nwt Xt
33 Xry rmn sAH Children of Horus Sahu
35 {Xry rmn} sAH Osiris
Stars of Sahu
31 art Eye of Horus
32 Hry rmn sAH Children of Horus
36 spdt Isis Sopdet
SP1 [Hr-tA]S-tAwy rn=f rsy pt sbA Planet
SP2 [Hr-kA-pt DA] pt iAbty sbA Planet
Stwy   Turtles
nsrw <Im>s<eti>, Xt -pw      
sSpt Eyes of Horus
E abSs Horus, D hpds
nTr wAS Duamutef
IP1 sbg Seth <or Horus?>
IP2 DA b<a>H
Osiris Benu

The decan numbers and letters shown here are for the decan family AR1

SP = superior planet

IP = inferior planet

Grey shading = damage

< > = omitted but understood

{ } = included in error

The number of star symbols accompanying the decans is also omitted here, as it is often impossible to tell to which decan the symbols refer.  EAT3 deals with star symbols in some detail.