Khonsu tomb Luxor TT 31 Egypt tours, prices, booking, reviews
Khonsu tomb Luxor Egypt TT 31 located in the west bank of Luxor. The tomb of Khonsu in Luxor has many lovely paintings. They depict the cult of the god Montu and Thutmose III. In fact, Khonsu (also called To) was a priest of the cult of Thutmose III. His title was “First Prophet of Menkheperre”, during the reign of Ramses II. Two offering stelae set up against the wall at either side of the entrance to Khonsu tomb Luxor. The tomb consists of a wide transverse hall leading to a passage and niched shrine at the rear. In the entrance the deceased, with his Family, worship Re. There are also paintings of birds on the ceiling.
On the left-hand side of the entrance there are scenes detailing the Festival of Montu. It is with some of Khonsu’s relatives (Usermontu, a Vizier and a Prophet of Montu). They make offerings to Montu’s barque in a procession of boats. Khonsu can seen offering to the barque of Thutmose III in a kiosk. The barque of Montu arrives at Armant (the modern name of the god’s cult center). It carried to the temple by priests, accompanied by dignitaries. The Montu Temple at Armant built by Thutmose III and part of a pillar of the temple can seen. On the bottom registers the usual funerary scenes show women making offerings of incense. They also show libations to the deceased tomb owner and rites. It is before his mother Tawosret and wife May and other relatives.
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Furthermore, on the right-hand side of the hall, there is a judgement scene. It is with the weighing of the heart and portraying Khonsu. It also portrays his wife and Usermontu led by Harsiesi to Osiris, Isis and Nephthys. Moreover, a pyramid tomb depicted in the bottom register. Priests are offering incense to mummies in the funeral rites. The Feast of Thutmose III shown on the end wall. It is with a procession of the royal barque in front of the temple. In fact, it received by priests and priestesses of Montu. Below, herdsmen and shepherds with dogs. They bring cows and goats from the estate of Thutmose IV. It is to inspect by the deceased and his Family. On the western wall Khonsu and his wife stand before Osiris and Anubis.
In fact, the passage of Khonsu tomb Luxor has decorated ceilings. In the entrance is a grape arbor. Moreover, in the passage itself are geometric textile designs and naturalistic paintings. They are of ducks, fledgling birds, nests and locusts. Furthermore, there is little decoration to see in the passage. The niche of the shrine at the rear of the tomb has indeed interesting scenes. They also show the deceased offering to various deities. On the left Khonsu in his garments. He offers a bouquet of Amun-Re to the Dynasty XI king Mentuhotep Nebhepetre. On the rear wall he offers to Osiris and Anubis. On the right he offers to Hathor as “Goddess of the West”.