'Ploughmen in Roy's tomb at Luxor.'
A mural detail in Roy's tomb shows two ploughmen working with cows. Provisions and water for the peasants are suspended from a tree in the background. The pictures of the cows were completed but the men are unfinished, having only received their colouring. Outlines and details such as eyes were intended to be added later. The white surfaces intended for writing on either side of the tree have been left empty of text.
Roy was an 18th dynasty royal scribe during the reign of Horemheb. His tomb (TT 255) can be found in the Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga on the Westbank at Luxor. It is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles". Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.
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