Information about Pabasa tomb Luxor TT 279
Pabasa tomb Luxor is a large tomb which located at Asasif in West bank of Luxor. The tomb of Pabasa belongs to Pabasa who also called Pabes. In fact, Pabasa tomb Luxor is just outside the entrance to Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir El Bahri. Moreover, Pabasa was the “Chief Steward of the God’s Wife Nitocris” (Neitiqert). It was during the reign of Saite king Psamtek I. Furthermore, Pabasa was like Ankh-hor, who held this important title after him. Furthermore, Pabasa tomb Luxor still has a large mud brick superstructure. It also has a steep flight of stairs. The stairs lead down to the entrance of the subterranean levels. Moreover, on the lintel above the doorway is a fine relief of a barque. The tomb adored by the souls of Pe and Nekhen, by the God’s Wife, Nitocris and by the deceased.
In fact, Pabasa tomb Luxor has a small vestibule. It leads to a larger pillared sun court. The vestibule shows scenes of Pabasa’s funeral procession, including mourners and the “Abydos Pilgrimage”. Moreover, there is a long text of Pabasa and depictions of his son. His son was Thahorpakhepesh, who acted as sem-priest at his father’s funeral. On the inner lintel of the entrance to the court, there is a relief. The relief shows Osiris and Re-Horakhty in the center of a double-scene. It is with Pabasa, Nitocris and cartouches of the king (Psamtek I). Moreover, it also shows his daughter Nitocris on either side. The sun court of Pabasa tomb Luxor is open to the sky .
Further details about Pabasa tomb Luxor:
That is why it well lit. It is with three square pillars on each of its eastern and western sides. The most important scenes are on the pillars. These give us a great deal of detail about the daily activities in the estate of the Divine Adoratrice. The pillars include scenes showing a bedroom prepared and men spinning. The scenes also show netting and cleaning fish and catching birds with a throw-stick. In Pabasa tomb Luxor there are also rare scenes of beekeeping as well as viticulture and picking fruit. The reliefs finely carved. Around the walls of the court Pabasa shown in many offering scenes and long texts. It is with beautifully painted hieroglyphs.
Beyond the sun court a hall contains eight pillars, part of which decorated but now damaged. The pillars also decorated with deities and texts on the sides facing the central isle. At the rear of the hall a decorated niche contains Pabasa’s burial shaft. His granite sarcophagus is now in Glasgow Museum. Several other chambers containing burial shafts accessed from the rear of the hall.
Entrance to Pabasa tomb Luxor:
The tomb is open from 8 am to 4 pm in winter. A ticket costing 25 Egyptian pound can bought at the gate of Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir El Bahri.