Title Tomb of Rameses V/VI (Pillared Chamber F, North)
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR1 variant
EAT3 Number and Name 24 Ramses VI D
EAT3 Pages and Plates 33-34, Pl 13
EAT3 Decan List Family Senmut B
Publications EAT2; Theban Mapping Project
Location In situ; Ceiling of KV 9 Pillared Chamber F, Valley of the Kings, Theban Necropolis
Date 20th dynasty
Registers 3
Circumpolar Group and Deities Yes:  8 behind Hippo; 10 opposite.  No names, no Isis figure

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 13-24

One of several astronomical decorations in this tomb. In this chamber, the ceiling contains two astronomical diagrams with Ramesside star clock tables, the Book of the Day, and the Book of the Night.  The paired representation, "Pillared Chamber F, South", occupies the other half of this chamber's ceiling and contains the Ramesside star clock tables 1-12.


 24RamsesVID  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)
 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.  The figure of the King is present in among the decans.

This astronomical representation is classed as a "Senmut B" (AR1 variant) family member.  Notable features unique to this representation are:

  1. The deities of some of the earlier decans are shifted in relation to their decan (Hapy and Duamutef relate to 10 tpy-a xntt, not 8 wSAti) and some deities are omitted entirely.  The relationships become standard from 17 knmw onwards. 
  2. The repetition of 21 sAwy srt and 22 Xry xpd srt
tpy-a knmt Geb       
knmt Ba  
3 Xry xpd knmt Preeminent in Khas  
4 HAt DAt Isis, Lady of Aphroditopolis  
pHwy DAt Children of Horus Boat
6 TmAt Hrt Duamutef, Kebehsenuf
TmAt Xrt Duamutef, Kebehsenuf
8 wSAti Hapy, Duamutef
bkAti Horus
10 tpy-a xntt Seth
xnty Horus
11 xnty Hrt , 12 xnty Xrt Isis, Nephthys
13 Tms n xntt wS
14 sApti xnwy wS
15 Hry-ib wiA  
16 sSmw    
17 knmw, Children of Horus  Sheep  

18 tpy-a smd, Horus  
19 smd, Hapy  
20 srt, Isis  
21 sAwy sr<t>, Duamutef, Kebehsenuf  
22 Xry xpd <srt>, Kebehsenuf  
21 sAwy sr<t> Duamutef, Kebehsenuf  
22 Xry xpd sr<t> Kebehsenuf  
23 tpy-a Ax<wy> Duamutef, Kebehsenuf (Figure of King)
25 bAw<y> Hapy, Imseti Horus, Horus, Cluster
26 xnt<w> Hrt, 28 qd Children of Horus  
27 xntw Xrw 29 sAwy qd Hapy, Kebehsenuf 
30 xAw, Children of Horus 5-nwt Xt Sahu
32 Hry rmn sAH Children of Horus
31 art Eye of Horus
35 sAH, Osiris, 33 Xry rmn sAH Osiris, 33 Xry rmn sAH Children of Horus, (Figure of King)
36 spdt Isis Sopdet
SP1 sbA rsy pt Hr-StA-tAwy rn=f Smsw n pt Re Planet
SP2 Hr-kA-pt rn=f sbA iAbty DA <pt> Re Planet
SP3 Hr-Axty rn=f Horus Planet
Stwy Hapy, Duamutef Turtles
nsrw Imseti
sSpt Eyes of Horus  
D ipsD Horus  
E sbSsn Horus  
nTr wAS Duamutef (Figure of King)
IP1 sbgw Seth (stS m wx{A} nTr m dwA<y>t)  
IP2 sbA-DA baH
Osiris Benu

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

{ } = included in error

( ) = 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.