|The left scene shows the "Daughter of Ra", Hatschepsut Khenemet-Amun
(left) performing the ritual run "Seizing the oar (JTjt Hpt)"
before the ithyphallic Amun, "Lord of the Two Lands". In her right hand she carries an oar
with the blade downwards, in her left hand she holds a strange, angled
instrument which unmistakably represents the sign
According to Hannig (Grosses Handwörterbuch Ägyptisch-Deutsch. Mainz 1995., S.
1101) the Gardiner-sign Aa5 may depict an instrument used to navigate / steering
a ship. The inscription below her outstretched hand holding the
jTj Hpt which is translated by Hannig (loc.
cit.) as "taking the instrument for navigation / steering [and bring it to
Amun welcomes the queen with the words (vertical inscription before Amun):
"Dd mdw jj.wj n=jj jj.wj n=j
[m] Htpw zAt mrjt MAat-kA-Ra wpjt njt xt=j = Words to say: Welcome!
Welcome! In peace my beloved daughter, Maat-ka-Ra, who has opened my body."