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From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Painting from the Tomb of Neferhotep, Chief Scribe of Amun – Reign of Ay, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty - Theban Tomb 49, Western Thebes, Khokha - This scene shows Meretre, the wife of Neferhotep who was the ‘Chief Scribe of Amun’, wearing a long, heavy wig. She is standing behind her husband whose shoulder and wig are visible on the picture. The couple faces the Day god (not in the picture) and Meretre is raising her hand with a sistrum, one of the symbols of the goddess Hathor.

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