Title Tuna el-Gebel Gallery C B-2
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR1
EAT3 Number and Name 43 Hermopolis D
EAT3 Pages and Plates 58-59, no plates or figures
EAT3 Decan List Family Senmut
Publications Projekt Tuna el-Gebel, Schlüter (2015)
Location In situ; Baboon Chamber G-C-B-2 in the animal catacombs, Tuna el-Gebel
Date Ptolemaic, time of Ptolemy I
Registers 2
Circumpolar Group and Deities Yes:  9 behind hippo; 7 opposite.  Figures and some labels preserved.

Superior:  only Jupiter and Saturn are present

Inferior:  the figure for Venus is preserved

Decan Names Yes
Decanal Stars Yes
Personifications of the Decans No
Cluster Numbers None preserved
Depictions of Decanal Constellations Yes
Decanal Deity Names Yes
Decanal Deity Figures No
Lunar Months No
Civil Months No
Nut No

This ceiling is very damaged and no photos are currently available. A line drawing is presented in Schlüter (2015).


43 Hermopolis D 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, and figures (in bold) are arranged.  Only two areas survive, one from the extreme right of the original layout and one from the left (with traces of planets and triangle decans. 

  [Hapy,] Imse[ti]       
3 Xry xpd knmt, 2 knmt    
4 HAt DAt, 5 pHwy DAt Duamutef, Children of Horus  
6 TmAt Hrt, 7 TmAt Xrt    
  Duamutef, [Hapy]  


[SP1 Hr-tAS-tAwy] Planet
[SP2 Hr-kA-pt]
Stwy    Turtles
 C sSp[t]    

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

SP = superior planet

Grey shading = damage

[ ] = damaged text

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.