The two upper registers contain outdoor scenes. At the top,
a herdsman watches over tethered animals, and a comrade puts captured birds into a cage.
At the right another man sits in a herdsman's shelter,
enjoying the plentiful food piled before him.
Below, on the left, a cow suckles her calf while an old man (perhaps an overseer),
leaning on a staff and accompanied by a child, converses with the herdsman.
The scene on the right is of a cow being milked. This is also attended by an old man,
this time he bends over a stoppered jar.
Above and to the right of the doorway are pictured the gifts of food for the deceased,
either piled up on tables or in the hands of approaching servants.
The text states:
"Bringing forward the per-kheru offerings as daily dues of every day"
The remaining scenes, on the right of the doorway,
remain at the drawing stage, which had been executed in red, blue, and green inks.
The red ledger lines, which gave the proportions of the figures, are well preserved.
The doorway is framed in red paint all the way to the floor. Broad red and yellow stripes,
which encroach on to the course stones at the bottom of the wall, mark the bottom of the
The subject of the west wall is well described by the inscription :
"Seeing the presentation of animals of the desert."
The standing figure of Akhethotep and his beloved son, Ptahhotep are followed by five
officials and a second figure of his son.
The officials consist of a steward, a chief physician who is named Unnefer, and three scribes.
Being brought towards Akhethotep, for his approval, are :
- in the two upper registers an oryx, a bubale, a gazelle, and an ibex;
- in the two lower registers a male ibex and an addax, and another oryx, gazelle and bubale.
These are sometimes grouped in short lists of offerings as antelopes.
In the middle registers, men present birds and flowers.
The sculptor has left the last figure in both of the middle registers uncut.
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