The last image above shows that this cartouche in Campbell's Chamber has a plethora of random paint dots all over the cartouche, some of the dots even outside the cartouche.
So, here's the question: why would Vyse and Hill think these were not just random spots of paint? This is to say, why would they have thought the two spots of paint under the snake glyph (circled red in right-hand image) were significant but that the others were not? Why do Vyse & Hill single out these two particular dots as relevant to the cartouche, to the king's name? Why didn't Vyse and Hill realise that these two paint drops are just as random as all the others? Why draw them?
BOTH Vyse and Hill drew this cartouche horizontally when it is actually aligned vertically in the chamber. They both maintained the proper orientation with all other drawings they made (that I have been able to check). So why change the orientation of this drawing? And why did BOTH men decide only those two dots out of all the randomly splattered spots of paint in this cartocuhe, were signisficant, that it was important to record these two dots out of all the others?
Post Edited (06-Sep-14 10:57)