Thebes: West Bank, temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, Middle Terrace, Hathor Shrine, Bark Hall, west wall • 6. Door frame: royal titulary of Hatshepsut (erased) and Thutmose III (left lintel) and name of the door

Filip Taterka
December 30, 2019
Inscriptions on the lintel:

Inscription to the right of the winged sun-disc:

[bḥ]d.t.(j) nṯr ʿȝ nb pt


Inscription to the left of the winged sun-disc:

[bḥd.t.(j)] nṯr ʿȝ nb pt

Main inscription:

1ʿnḫ ḥr.w kȝ-nḫt-ḫʿ-m-wȝs.t nṯr ʿȝ ḥḳȝ jp.t-s.wt
ʿnḫ ḥr.w kȝ-nḫt-ḫʿ-m-wȝs.t nṯr nfr ḥḳȝ jp.t-s.wt
2ʿnḫ nswt bjt.j (mn-ḫpr-kȝ-rʿ)| mr.jj jmn-rʿ nswt nṯr.w
ʿnḫ nswt bjt.j (mn-ḫpr-kȝ-rʿ)| mr.jj ḥwt-ḥr.w ḥr.(j)-tp wȝs.t
3ʿnḫ zȝ.[t] rʿ (ḏḥwtj-ms-nfr-ḫpr)| dj ʿnḫ ḏd wȝs mj rʿ ḏt
ʿnḫ zȝ rʿ (ḏḥwtj-ms-nfr-ḫpr)| dj ʿnḫ ḏd wȝs mj rȝ ḏt


Inscription on the right door-jamb:

ḥr.w |kȝ-nḫt-ḫʿ-m-wȝs.t|≡ nswt bjt.j nb jr.[t] ḫt ([mȝʿ.t-kȝ]-rʿ)| mr.jj ḥwt-ḥr.w ḥr.(j).t-tp wȝs.t dj ʿnḫ ḏt
nb.tj wȝḥ-nsjjt-mj-rʿ bjk nbw nṯr.[t]-ḫʿ.w zȝ.[t] rʿ n.[t] ẖt.f (ḏḥwtj-ms-nfr-ḫpr)| mr.jj ḥwt-ḥr.w [nb.t] pt ḥnwt nṯr.w mj rʿ ḏt

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sbȝ (mȝʿ.t-kȝ-rʿ)|-[2wȝḥ].t-mr.wt-m-pr-ḥwt-ḥr.w



Inscription on the left door-jamb (original):

ḥr.w |[wsr.t-kȝ.w]|≡ nswt bjt.j nb jr.[t] ḫt ([mȝʿ.t-kȝ]-rʿ)| mr.jj jmn-rʿ nb ns.[w]t tȝ.wj dj ʿnḫ ḏt
nb.tj wȝḏ.t-rnp.wt bjk nbw nṯr.[t] ḫʿ.w zȝ.[t] rʿ [n.t ẖt].f ([ḥȝt-šps.wt-ẖnm.t]-jmn)| mr.jj jmn-rʿ nswt nṯr.w nb pt mj rʿ ḏt


Inscription on the left door-jamb (modified):

ḥr.w |kȝ-nḫt-ḫʿ-m-wȝs.t|≡ nswt bjt.j nb jr.[t] ḫt ([mȝʿ.t-kȝ]-rʿ)| mr.jj jmn-rʿ nb ns.[w]t tȝ.wj dj ʿnḫ ḏt
nb.tj wȝḥ-nsjjt-mj-rʿ bjk nbw nṯr.[t] ḫʿ.w zȝ.[t] rʿ [n.t ẖt].f (ḏḥwtj-ms-nfr-ḫpr-jmn)| mr.jj jmn-rʿ nswt nṯr.w nb pt mj rʿ ḏt

1sbȝ (mȝʿ.t-kȝ-rʿ)|-2wȝḥ.t-[mr.wt]-m-pr-ḥwt-ḥr.w

Inscriptions on the lintel:

Inscription to the right of the winged sun-disc:

[Beh]detite, the Great God, lord of the sky.

Inscription to the left of the winged sun-disc:

[Behdetite], the Great God, lord of the sky.

Main inscription:

1Live Horus: Victorious-bull-appearing-in-Waset, the Great God, ruler of Ipet-sut!
Live Horus: Victorious-bull-appearing-in-Waset, the Perfect God, ruler of Ipet-sut!
2Live the king of the Upper and Lower Egypt (Men-kheper-ka-Ra)|, beloved of Amun-Ra, king of the gods!
Live the king of the Upper and Lower Egypt (Men-kheper-ka-Ra)|, beloved of Hathor, the leader of Waset!
3Live the daugh[ter] of Ra (­Thutmose-nefer-kheper)|, given life, stability, and dominion, like Ra, forever!
Live the son of Ra (Thutmose-nefer-kheper)|, given life, stability, and dominion, like Ra, forever!

Inscription on the right door-jamb:

Horus: |Victorious-bull-appearing-in-Waset|≡, the king of the Upper and Lower Egypt, lord of the ri[t]uals ([Ma‘at-ka]-Ra)|, beloved of Hathor, leader of Waset, given life, forever.
The One of the Two Goddesses: Enduring-of-kingship-like-Ra, Falcon of Gold Divine-of-the-crowns, the daugh[ter] of Ra o[f] his body (Thutmose-nefer-kheper)|, beloved of Hathor, [lady] of the sky, mistress of the gods, like Ra, forever.

The gate: (Ma‘at-ka-Ra)|-[is-enduring]-of-love-in-the-House-of-Hathor.

Inscription on the left door-jamb (original):

Horus: [Powerful-of-kas|≡, the king of the Upper and Lower Egypt, lord of the ri[t]uals ([Ma‘at-ka]-Ra)|, beloved of Amun-Ra, Lord of the Thron[e]s of the Two Lands, given life, forever.
The One of the Two Ladies: Flourishing-of-years, Falcon of Gold: Divine-of-the-crowns, the daugh[ter] of Ra [of his body] ([Hatshepsut-khenemet]-Amun)|, beloved of Amun-Ra, king of the gods, lord of the sky, like Ra, forever.

Inscription on the left door-jamb (modified):

Horus: [Victorious-bull-appearing-in-Waset|≡, the king of the Upper and Lower Egypt, lord of the ri[t]uals ([Ma‘at-ka]-Ra)|, beloved of Amun-Ra, Lord of the Thron[e]s of the Two Lands, given life, forever.
The One of the Two Ladies: Enduring-of-kingship-like-Ra, Falcon of Gold: Divine-of-the-crowns, the daugh[ter] of Ra [of his body] ([Hatshepsut-khenemet]-Amun)|, beloved of Amun-Ra, king of the gods, lord of the sku, like Ra, forever.

1The gate: (Ma‘at-ka-Ra)|-2is-enduring-[of-love]-in-the-House-of-Hathor.
Translated by Filip Taterka

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