’Funeral procession in Ramose's tomb at Luxor.’
A mural detail in Ramose's tomb shows a procession of mourners transporting funerary goods to his tomb: a fan, a bed with headrest, chests, a chair, a scribe's palette, vases, sandals and boxes of shabtis.
Ramose was an 18th dynasty 'Governor of the Town' (of Thebes) and Vizier during the transition of the reigns of Amenhotep III and Echnaton. His tomb (TT 55) is located in the Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor and is one of the socalled "Tombs of the Nobles". It is uncertain whether he was ever buried in this tomb or that he followed Echnaton to his new capital near Amarna and was buried there. Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.