Title Coffin of Hornedjitef
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR1
EAT3 Number and Name 46 Harendotes
EAT3 Pages and Plates 61-62, Pls 16B, 28
EAT3 Decan List Family Senmut
Publications See Porter and Moss.
Location EA6678, British Museum, London
Date Ptolemaic, time of Ptolemy III?
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 Yes

This is the latest surviving version of a Senmut-family astronomical representation currently known.


The head of the coffin and the head of Nut are to the left.

 46Harendotes schematic


Legend for Schematic
C Circumpolar group of constellations
A Circumpolar attendant deities
D Decans
P Planets
N The sky-goddess Nut
 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. 

NB: EAT3 says 31 art is absent, it is not.

tpy-a knmt Hapy, I<mseti> Boat
3 Xry xpd knmt Isis
4 HAt DAt, 5 pHwy DAt Duamutef
6 TmAt Hrt ?Hapy
7 <TmAt> Xrt Duamutef
8 wSAti, 9 bkAti  
Duamutef, Hapy  
10 tpy-a [x]ntt, 11 xn[tt Hrt] Horus  
12 xntt Xrt Seth  
13 Tms n xntt Horus (falcon) 15 Hry-ib wiA  
14 sApti xnwy 16 sSmw   
Horus 17 knmw  
Horus 18 tpy-a smd  
Nephthys 19 smd 20 sit  
Horus Hapy, Isis, 3-nwt Xt  
Horus   Sheep
Children of Horus
21 sAwy sit Duamutef  
22 Xry xpd srt       
23 tpy-a Ax<wy>    
Duamutef Duamutef, Kebehsenuf  
25 bAw<y> Hapy, {Isis}<Imseti>  
26 xntw Hr<w>, 27 <xntw> Xrw Hapy, [?]  
Osiris, Great God, Lord of the Sky Osiris Sahu  
Stars of Sahu
31 art, Eye of Horus 32 Hry rmn sAH, Children of Horus
36 Isis, spdt   Sopdet
SP1 Hr-tAS-tAwy rn=f rsy pt sbA Planet
SP2 <Hr>-kA-{mwt=f}-<pt> DA pt iAbty sbA Planet
Hr-sA-Ast (Horus, son of Isis)  
sA-wsir (son of Osiris)  
Turtles Benu
Stwy, B n<s>rw, C <sS>pt, E abSs, F nTr wAS 
<IP1 sbg> IP2 DA baH, Osiris 

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

[ ] = damaged text

( ) = explanatory notes or additional material

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.