’Colourful ceiling in Userhet's tomb at Luxor.’
The ceiling of Userhet's tomb is decorated with colourful patterns.
Userhet (also called Neferhabef) was 'First Prophet of the Royal Ka (soul) of Thutmosis I' and served in the cult temple of this 18th dynasty pharaoh during the reigns of 19th dynasty pharaohs Ramses I and Seti I. His tomb (TT 51) is located in the Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor and is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles". Originally it was one of the most beautiful tombs of the necropolis, but it was badly vandalized in 1941, leaving most figures with chiseled out eyes. Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.