Title Tomb of Rameses V/VI (Pillared Chamber F, South)
Type Astronomical Representation
Decan List Family AR3
EAT3 Number and Name 22 Ramses VI B
EAT3 Pages and Plates 30-31, Pl 12. Also EAT 2 Pl 1.
EAT3 Decan List Family Seti I A A
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:  9 behind Hippo; 10 opposite.

Superior:  Jupiter, Saturn, Mars

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 Yes, in the Ramesside star tables
Nut No, but two representations of Nut are present on the same ceiling
Other features The third register contains Ramesside star clock tables 1-12



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, North, occupies the other side aisle of this chamber's ceiling and contains the Ramesside star clock tables 13-24.



 22RamsesVIB  schematic


Legend for Schematic
C Circumpolar group of constellations
A Circumpolar attendant deities
D Decans
P Planets
M Ramesside star clock tables 1-12
 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 list is the most complete version of the Seti I A subgroup A list.


tpy-a knmt Hapy, Imseti       
knmt Isis  
3 Xry xpd knmt Children of Horus  
4 HAt DAt Children of Horus  
5 pHwy DAt Children of Horus Boat            
6 TmAt Hrt Children of Horus
TmAt Xrt Duamutef
8 wSAty bkAty Duamutef
9 sbAw mHw Duamutef
10 tpy-a xnt<t> Duamutef, Hapy
11 xnt<t> Hrt Horus
12 xnt<t> Xrt Horus
13 Tms n xnt<t> wS
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  
(gap for pillar)  
20 srt Isis Xt 3-nwt
21 sAwy srt Duamutef  
22 Xry xpd srt Kebehsenuf  
23 tpy-a Axwy Duamutef  
24 Axwy Duamutef, Kebehsenuf  
25 bAwy Imseti, Hapy  
26 xnt<w> Hrw Horus Cluster  
27 Hry-ib xnt<w> Horus
28 xnt<w> Xrw Horus
29 qd Horus  
30 sAwy qd Hapy, Kebehsenuf (Figure of King)
31 xAw Horus Xt 5-nwt
32 art Osiris Sahu     
33 iwn sAH Horus
34 rmn Hr<y> sAH Eye of Horus
35 msDr sAH Eye of Horus
36 rmn Xr<y> sAH Eye of Horus
37 a sAH Eye of Horus
38 sAH Osiris, Xt 6-nwt
(gap for pillar)  
39 spdt Isis Sopdet
SP1 Hr-wpS-tAwy rn=f sbA Smsw n pt Planet
SP2 Hr-kA-pt rn=f DA pt rn=f sbA imnty pt Planet
SP3 Hr-Axty rn=f sbA iAbty pt Planet
siAtwStwy   Turtles
G nsrw Imseti
(Figure of King)   
H sSpt Eyes <of Horus>
I nhs Horus
K abSs Horus
L nTr wAS Duamutef  
IP1 sbg wS stS m wx<A> nTr m dwAt  
IP2 DA baH Osiris Benu

The decan numbers and letters shown here are for the decan family AR3

SP = superior planet

IP = inferior planet

Grey shading = damage

< > = omitted but understood

( ) = 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.