DP: Judge for yourself. would you have put it horizontally , or upright, was there enough room...
There was more than enough room to have written the cartouche in-situ upright horizontally. There is a limestone roof block on either side of the roof block that bears the cartouche--this would have been plenty of room to write the cartouche upright horizontally. If they had painted it slightly smaller it could easily have fitted horizontally onto one roof block here or elsewhere in the chamber.
Also, it could have been written upright horizontally by simply stacking the two elements of the gang name--the cartouche on the top row with the aprw signs underneath on a second row.
As I said--there was more than enough room on those blocks to write the inscription in-situ correctly and upright.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04-Nov-17 16:48 by Scott Creighton.