142 Route 9. SAKKARA. Mastaba
Corridor (PL E) in which the wall-paintings are in better preserva¬
tion. On each side-wall are several series of bearers of offerings.
On the right also is a 'stele' dedicated to Nefer-hotpes, the wife of
Ti. Another door admits us to a Second Corridor. In the lower row
on the Left Wall the slaughter of cattle for sacrifice is represented;
in the upper row statues of the deceased are being drawn to the
tomb on sledges, in front of which a man pours water as a libation.
On the Right Wall appear ships in which Ti has inspected his estates
in the Delta. The curious steering-gear should be noticed. Over
the door by which we entered is Ti in a boat in a thicket of papyrus.
Over the door leading to PL G are dancers and singers. A door on
the right now leads into a Side Chamber (PL F). On the upper
part of the left door-post a piece of the sycamore wood to which the
door was attached is still in its place. Right Wall: Ti, wbo stands
to the right, receives from his servants sacrificial gifts (flowers,
cakes, poultry, etc.); in the top row, tables. Back Wall: at the top,
baking; below, a man measures corn, while a scribe notes down
the quantity. Left Wall: Ti; to the right, servants with gifts.
Entrance Wall: Tables with vessels.
Leaving the corridor, we pass through the door opening to the
S. (with a figure of Ti on each side), and enter the Tomb Chamber
(PL G) itself, 22% ft. broad, 23% ft. long, and 12»/2 ft. in height.
The ceiling rests on two massive square pillars, coated with stucco