Astronomical representations can be categorized according to their decanal content (EAT3).  Often, representations which share similar decanal content share other commonalities of style and/or layout.  In EAT3, Neugebauer and Parker grouped their "monuments" (astronomical texts) into decan list families.   They named each family after the earliest occurence of that decan list.   This naming convention can be confusing (for example, there are three families named after "Seti I", because the earliest instance of each occured in the reign of that pharaoh).  In this database, we use "AR2" to refer to one tradition of decans used in Astronomical Representations.  AR2 is equivalent to the Seti I C Family in EAT3.

Occurences of decan list AR2 in astronomical representations

The "key" in the first column is the code used to distinguish this astronomical representation in the table later on this page. 

KeyTitleLocationDateEAT3 Number & Name
1 Tomb of Sety I Burial Chamber J, KV 17, Valley of the Kings 19th Dynasty 6 Seti I C
2 Temple of Sety I at Abydos Abydos 19th Dynasty 7 Seti I D
3 Ramesseum (Third Hypostyle Hall) West Bank, Thebes 19th Dynasty 10 Ramses II C
4 Temple of Rameses II at Abydos Abydos 19th Dynasty 11 Ramses II D
5 Tomb of Merenptah Burial Chamber J, KV 8, Valley of the Kings 19th Dynasty 13 Merneptah B
6 Tomb of Tausret/Sethnakht (Burial Chamber J1) Burial Chamber J1, KV 14, Valley of the Kings 19th Dynasty 14 Tausret A
7 Tomb of Tausret/Sethnakht (Burial Chamber J2) Burial Chamber J2, KV 14, Valley of the Kings 19th Dynasty 15 Tausret B
Composition of decan list AR2

This table shows the decans composing decan list AR2, their deities in most of the occurences, and their appearances in astronomical the astronomical representations listed above.  For details (especially of variant deities, spelling, order, survival in damaged areas, and bibliographic references), see the individual records for each astronomical representation by clicking on the name of the representation in the table above.

In the first column, the numbering assigned to this decan name in the list of all decans in EAT3.  In the second column, the sequential numbering for this decan in the list AR2 is given.

Decan is present in the star table
Decan is omitted
Decan occurs in the triangle area between the superior and inferior planets
- Decan is not expected to occur
  Parts of the decan list that are missing owing to loss or damage


EAT3AR2 ListDecanDeity or Deities


1 1 tpy-a knmt Geb        
2 2 knmt  Ba        
4 3 Xry xpd knmt Pre-eminent-in-Khas        
6 4 HAt DAt Isis        
8 5 pHwy DAt Lady-of-Aphroditopolis        
10 6 TmAt Hrt  Imseti, Hapy        
12 7 TmAt Xrt  Kebehsenuf or Children of Horus      
13 8 wSAti  Duamutef (and Kebehsenuf)      
15 9 bkAti  Duamutef, Kebehsenuf      
19 10 tpy-a xntt Duamutef, Hapy      
20 11 xntt Hrt Horus      
21 12 xntt Xrt  Seth or Horus    
22 13 Tms n xntt  Horus      
25 14 sApti xnwy Isis, Nephthys      
28 15 Hry-ib wiA  Seth      
30 16 sSmw Horus or Seth      
32 17 knmw Imseti, Hapy, Duamutef, Kebehsenuf (Children of Horus)      
33 18 tpy-a smd Horus      
36 19 smd  Hapy      
37 20 srt  Isis      
38 21 sAwy srt  Duamutef, Kebehsenuf      
39 22 Xry xpd srt  Kebehsenuf      
40 23 tpy-a Ax(wy) Duamutef, Kebehsenuf        
41 24 Axwy Duamutef, Kebehsenuf        
44 25 bAwy Imseti, Hapy        
45 26 xntw Hr(w) Horus        
 46 27 Hry-ib xntw Horus          
47 28 (xntw) Xrw Horus        
48 29 qd  Imseti, Hapy, Duamutef, Kebehsenuf        
49 30 sAwy qd Kebehsenuf, Hapy        
50 31 xAw  Imseti, Hapy, Duamutef, Kebehsenuf        
51 32 art  Eye of Horus        
53 33 iwn sAH Horus          
55 34 rmn Hrw sAH Eye of Horus        
56 35 msDr sAH Children of Horus          
59 36 rmn Xrw sAH Eye of Horus        
60 37 a sAH Eye of Horus        
63 38 sAH Osiris        
68 39 spdt Isis      
84 A Stwy Hapy, Duamutef      
90 B nsrw Imseti    
91 C sSpt  Eyes of Horus or Horus    
93 D ipsD Horus    
94 E sbSsn Horus      
95 F nTr wAS Duamutef