The scene is divided into 2 parts, on the left side stands a lion
bed with the queen sitting on it (2nd figure from left). The child (in
this temple it is Amenhotep III, see 2nd and 3rd cartouche from left
which show his throne name "Neb-maat-Ra") is depicted together with its Ka,
both are nursed. Since the first cartouche showing "Neb-Maat-Ra" is crowned by a Horus
falcon and the 2nd by a double-feather, it is assumed that - from the connection of Horus with the Ka of the king
- that the first figure depicts most likely the royal Ka. On the right
side of the scene 9 geniuses (in Deir el-Bahari there are 12
of them) are waiting for the child. According to Brunner, 1986, the
individual registers of this scene belong together since no
vertical dividing lines are present and, beyond that, both the sky
(note the stars above) and the text lines above the two cows enclose
On the bed, whose covering is indicated by the vertical lines below the
seated figures, 4 women are sitting turned in pairs to each other. From
left to the right:
- the goddess Selkis (Selket; with the scorpion on her head) who holds
her arms protective around the queen,
- the queen, who carries here a headdress with vulture-hood,
clenching the fists in front of her chest; in front of her head her name in a cartouche,
- two nearly identical drawn women (nurses) both decorated with a high double-feather
and a small sun disk. The two nurses are probably the cow-goddess Hesat and Sechat-Hor.
The child and its Ka
are shown sitting upright, both show the typical haircut (curl) of
children and touch that arm of the nurse with which she leads her
breast to the
mouth of the child.
The area between the feet of the lion bed is filled with Tjt-knots
(Gardiner character V39). The two cows - which
are - due to the interpretation of the inscriptions -
identified with the "Two Ladies", Wadjit and
Nechbet - both turn the head giving a tender look to the child who drinks kneeling and
grasping the udder.
Among the 9 geniuses certainly the figures 3. and 9 are beardless
(the destruction of the 1st figure is too large to make a decision).
Every genius carries a child with the typical haircut (curl) of
children on the lap.
Genius Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7 and 9 each carries a banner with a shield and
crossed arrows, figures 3, 5 and 8 carries hb-signs (turned rope and
lower leg with foot, Gardiner characters Nos. V28 and D58).