Deceased Standing Sure Footed or Walking Sheltered by the Sunshades in the Old Kingdom

Saleh Soleiman


This article deals with an Old Kingdom scene of the tomb owner standing sure footed or walking on the ground. He is sheltered by the sunshades. This scene was collected from the Old Kingdom tombs. The commentary considers the distribution of the scene in the Old Kingdom cemeteries, dating of the scene and reasons for its appearance and disappearance, sex of the depicted deceased, number and location of this scene in the tomb, elements of the scene, activities associated with the scene, exercise time activities associated with the scene, and the accompanied inscriptions. Interpretations of the scene-details are given. New explanation of the sunshade of Nefer’s tomb is introduced.

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