The west (left) side of the south (entry) wall and the beginning of the west wall,
up to the doorway to the First Western side chamber, was given over to the second hour
of "The Book of Gates"
This is the only colour decorated portion in this chamber.
In participating in the afterlife journey, Horemheb partook of Osiris and Re's power by
travelling from south to north befitting the reversed world of the afterlife,
only to rise facing the sun in the sixth hour of the underworld journey.
Beginning on the northern edge of the doorway to the first western side chamber, is the 4th hour
of "The Book of Gates"
This extends to the end of this wall, up to the beginning of the Burial Chamber.
It is only sketched in draft but contains corrections.
Some areas have been filled with either black or white paint, noticeably the shrine of Ra on his barque.
The Book of Gates - 4th Hour
This gate is called "Mistress of Provisioning"
and it is complete in outline.
The upright guardian snake is this time called "The Biter"
The hour is divided into three registers.
4th Hour - Upper Register
With their backs to the gate, stand twelve gods in human form called
"Gods who carry their own likeness (their own ka)"
In front of them, standing on two rectangles representing a lake, are twelve gods with human bodies and jackal heads.
The gods stand, six on each half. The lake is named is written in hieroglyphs between the two halves, "Lake of Life"
Beyond this lake is yet another, the "Lake of Uraei"
, on which are ten raised up uraei, five on each.
4th Hour - Middle Register
This register begins like that of the hour 2, with the barque of Ra,
drawn again by four "people of the Duat"
In front of this is a low chapel divided into nine rooms, each containing a black
human mummy lying on its back. These are the "Divine followers of Osiris"
who are waiting to arise.
The sun god will cause their resurrection and provide for them.
The chapel is followed by two inclines, both rising towards the centre,
at which there is a gap.
The outer section of each incline is painted black, while the inner section contains a symbol for water.
In the gulf between is coiled a large snake.
The six females on each incline are the "Hours who dwell in the Duat"
and writing above the snake
proclaims that "when the snake has given birth, the twelve fly away and are eaten by the hours"
4th Hour - Lower Register
stands, leaning on a stick, with his back to the gate.
In front of him, facing away from him, are eleven gods in human form
"Guardians of the Diadem"
, walking towards a small shrine, containing Osiris,
but in front of them is a large uraeus.
Osiris is standing on a large snake.
Behind the shrine are a further twelve gods "Gods who are behind the Chapel"
, also facing it.
The last section of this register shows four human forms ("Captains of the Furnaces") each in
front of a vaulted furnace, where the enemies of Osiris are punished.
This register is concluded by a another figure facing the last furnace.
This has been restored from the fallen, damaged end section of the wall.
A better view of the last section of the west wall can be seen from here
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