Title Tomb of Rameses IX (Corridor C, North)
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR1 variant
EAT3 Number and Name 29 Ramses IX B
EAT3 Pages and Plates 37-38, Plate 15B, also EAT2 Pl 8
EAT3 Decan List Family Senmut B
Publications EAT2; Theban Mapping Project
Location In situ; Ceiling of Corridor C, KV6, Valley of the Kings, Theban Necropolis
Date 20th dynasty
Registers 3
Circumpolar Group and Deities Yes:  8 behind Hippo; 10 opposite.  No names, no figure of Isis.

Superior:  Jupiter, Saturn, Mars

Inferior:  Mercury, Venus

Decan Names Yes
Decanal Stars Yes
Personifications of the Decans No
Cluster Numbers Only one
Depictions of Decanal Constellations Yes
Decanal Deity Names Yes
Decanal Deity Figures No
Lunar Months No
Civil Months Yes, in the Ramesside star tables
Nut No
Other features The third register contains Ramesside star clock tables 19-23 and 13

The ceiling has portions of damage, but enough remains readble to ascertain figures for the attendant deites.  Some spaces are taken up with extra deities (facing in different orientations to the astronomical content).

The Ramesside star clock which accompanies this ceiling and its other half (Corridor C, South) is incomplete, having only tables 1-6, 13, and 19-23.


 29RamsesIXB  schematic


Legend for Schematic
C Circumpolar group of constellations
A Circumpolar attendant deities
D Decans
P Planets
M Ramesside star clock tables 13-24, representing civil months III Peret (first half) to IV Shemu (last half)
X Other cosmic deities: content from other funerary texts
 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 (x-nwt Xt), 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, drawings, or the original.  For conventions and abbreviations, see below the table.

This astronomical representation is classed as a "Senmut B" (AR1 variant) family member.  The list and layout are very similar to Tomb of Rameses VII (Burial Chamber J, North).

pHwy DAt Lady-of-Aphroditopolis
6 TmAt Hrt Children of Horus
TmAt Xrt Children of Horus
8 wSAti Dua<mutef>, Kebehsenuf
bkAti Dua<mutef>, Kebehsenuf
10 tpy-a xntt Hapy, Duamutef
11 xnty <Hrt> Horus
12 xnty Xr<t> Seth
13 Tms n xntt Horus
14 sApti xnwy Isis, Nephthys
15 Hry-ib wiA wS
16 sSmw wS
17 knmw Children of Horus
18 tpy-a smd Horus
19 smd Hapy
20 srt Isis
21 sAwy srt Duamutef, Kebehsenuf
22 Xry xpd sr<t> Kebehsenuf
23 tpy-a Ax<wy> Duamutef, Kebehsenuf
SP1 sbA rsy pt Hr-StA-tAwy rn=f Smsw n pt  
SP2 Hr-kA-pt rn=f sbA iAbty DA <pt>  
SP3 Hr-Axty rn=f sbA iAbty <n> pt sqdd=f m xtxt
E sbSsn Horus
nTr wAS Duamutef
IP1 sbgw Seth
IP2 sbA-DA baH

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

SP = superior planet

IP = inferior planet

Grey shading = damage

< > = omitted but understood

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.