138 Route 9. SAKKARA. Mastaba
(C), a large square apartment, with its Toof supported by four pillars.
A door in the centre of the W. wall opens into the Sacrificial
Chamber of Ekhethotef (D), a son of Ptahhotep, with reliefs and
inscriptions. Another door, in the S. wall near the S.E. angle,
admits us to a vestibule (E) beyond which is the —
Sacrificial Chamber of Ptahhotep (F), adorned with mural
reliefs that are at least equal to those in the Mastaba of Ti (p. 140)
and, like them, are among the highest achievements of ancient
Egyptian art at its zenith (p. cl).
In the Doorway: Servants with sacrificial gifts. N. Wall: over
the door, Ptahhotep at his morning toilette, with his greyhounds
under his chair and a pet ape held by an attendant; in front of
him are harpers and singers; dwarfs stringing beads (upper row);