Information about Queen Titi tomb Luxor Qv 52
Queen Titi tomb Luxor QV 52 located on the West Bank at Luxor (ancient Thebes). It is in the area which known as the Valley of the Queens. Queen Titi tomb Luxor is somewhat smaller in scale than many other royal tombs of the 20th Dynasty. It damaged by later reuse. Though we are not sure about the position which Titi held within the Ramesside royal court. We believe that Queen Titi maybe was a wife of Ramses III and maybe also was his daughter. Moreover, Queen Titi maybe also was the mother of Amenherkhepshef. Amenherkhepshef buried nearby Queen Titi tomb Luxor in the Valley of the Queens. Queen Titi might have also been the mother of Ramses IV. In fact, Queen Titi tomb Luxor shares many common features with the tomb of Amenherkhepshef. It also shares many common features with the tomb of Khaemwaset (QV 44).
The decorative program of Queen Titi tomb Luxor is identical in many stances. The painted figures set against a background of white or gray. It is although in some scenes, the background color changes to near yellow. One intriguing feature of Queen Titi tomb Luxor is the way in which Queen Titi depicted. Furthermore, in some scenes, she is a young girl wearing the costume and braided hair style of a teenager. Moreover, the scenes are such as those on the front wall of one of the rear chambers. In the corridor on the left wall, she represented as a middle aged woman. Queen Titi dressed more conservatively and with a hint of make-up.
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These sorts of representations are not common in Egyptian art. The contrast between the younger woman and the older one are striking. In fact, Queen Titi tomb Luxor takes the form of a corridor. Furthermore, it followed by a burial chamber that in turn surrounded by side chambers. On the entrance jambs leading to the first corridor given the titles of some texts about the queen. Within the corridor, beyond a broken figure of a kneeling, Queen Titi appears in a damaged scene. She worships Ptah, who stands in a shrine. To the right of this, Queen Titi holds two sistra before Re-Harakhty. She stands in adoration before Imsety, Duamutef (Sons of Horus) and Isis.
On the right wall, once again we find a winged Ma’at, and Queen Titi worshiping Thoth. Holding two sistra, she also stands before Atum and worships Hapy, Qebensenuef and Nephthys. Moreover, the thickness of the doorway of Queen Titi tomb leads into the burial chamber. On it, we can see the goddesses Neith on the left and Serqet on the right. In the burial chamber, the ceiling adorned with delicate white stars. They are on a golden background. On the right side of the front wall, Anubis and a relaxed lion protect Queen Titi tomb Luxor.
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Moreover, on the left side, a lion-headed Nebnery stands in front of Queen Titi. It is in the form of the squatting youth, Herima’at. These scenes are the same as those in the Tomb of Khaemwaset. Though here they less well preserved. On the left wall, below several columns of text, stand two baboons and a monkey with a bow. Beyond a gate, a damaged scene of Hememet Genii. He depicted as a vulture, a hippopotamus and a drawn human figure, each holds a pair of knives.
On the right wall there are damaged figures of guardians flanking the doorway. An anonymous bird-headed genie at the right end of the wall. It still retains much of its original color. On the left side of the rear wall, Queen Titi holds sistra before Imsety and Duamutef. It is while on the right, she holds two rolls of papyrus around which coiled cobras. They represent Upper and Lower Egypt. Here, she stands before the gods Hapy and Qebehsenuef. Above them, two boats hold small shrines. A doorway on the left side of the burial chamber leads into a low, square side chamber. Here, side walls depict Queen Titi before the Four Sons of Horus. It is while on the back wall a few traces remain of a destroyed scene representing Osiris. The floor of the chamber has collapsed into a passage that leads to the tomb’s burial chamber.
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Moreover, on the right side of the burial chamber, another doorway leads into a second side chamber. It is with better preserved decorations. On the left wall, there are three demons with the heads of jackals. There also a snake and a crocodile stand near four canopic chests. The room used for the storage of the queen’s canopic equipment. On the right wall, three more demons stand with the souls of Pe and Nekhen. In fact, the rear wall of this side chamber is particularly interesting. At left, the goddess Hathor, depicted as a cow. He emerges from a well-painted mountain. At right, in a scene that now destroyed, Queen Titi adores a sycamore fig tree in which Hathor resides. A third chamber that opens from the rear of the central burial chamber. It also has some well preserved decorations.
On the front wall, figures of Queen Titi stand on either side of the doorway in poses of worship. On the left wall stand the Four Sons of Horus. In a lower register, sit mummiform figures of Geb, Nut, Nefertum and Harhekenu. It is before offering tables piled high with bread and ewers below. The right wall of this chamber also depicts the four sons. It also depicts the mummiform seated figures of Hu, Sia, Shu and Tefnut. On the back wall, Nephthys and Thoth, to the left, and Neith and Serqet, to the right. They pay tribute to enthroned figures of Osiris.
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Queen Titi tomb Luxor currently is open to visitors. Ticket for the Valley of the Queens can bought at the gate. It costs 35 Egyptian pound for three tombs including Queen Titi tomb Luxor. Photography inside the tombs forbidden and can incur heavy fines.