Zahi Hawass

Peering through a tiny hole in a niche carved into one side of a burial chamber, the author found the largest (life-size) of the limestone statues shown here staring back at him (compare with photo of additional limestone statue). As the niche was opened, three more statues appeared, along with the disintegrated remains of another made of wood. All four extant statues depict one worker—known as the “Overseer of the Boat of the Goddess Neith, the King’s Acquaintance, Inty-shedu”—at different stages in his life, from the infant in swaddling clothes to the grown adult.