THE BANQUET OF
NIANKHKHNUM & KHNUMHOTEP

illustration 1999 Greg Reeder  

This detail shows female dancers , male harpists and male chironomists and singers. The man standing up is the director. He tells the musicians to " Play the one about the 'two divine brothers'" a probable reference to Horus and Seth who were known by that title. One of the earliest scriptual references to Horus and Seth from the Pyramid Texts found in the pyramid of King Pepi I state that Horus sexually penetrated Seth and Seth penetrated Horus. Thus this song could be a ribald one or a way to place the two men in the realm of the divine cosmos by associating the pair with Horus and Seth.