Superstructure of the anonymous tomb

The tomb's superstructure comprises a simple eastern gateway between limestone reveals, a more or less square courtyard, and a single western chapel which was once surmounted by a pyramid. The chapel still has four slabs of its original limestone reliefs, depicting the feet of the tomb-owner and a number of male and female offering-bearers. Two of these slabs have well-preserved colours, the others are still unfinished.

The tomb is very asymmetrical. The gateways in the east and west walls of the courtyard are more or less aligned with each other, but the courtyard's north and south walls do not run parallel, and the shaft does not lie on the main axis. There are two raised platforms in front of the west wall, perhaps for offerings, with two limestone bases probably for stelae. Again, these do not form a symmetrical layout. Two vertical joins in the brickwork of the courtyard's west wall betray that the building plans were changed at some stage. The south wall is not bonded with the rest of the brickwork. Obviously it belongs in fact to the tomb's southern neighbour.

Another remarkable fact is the lack of side-chapels flanking the central chapel. Perhaps this has to do with the proximity to the tomb of Pay in the west, of which the access should not be blocked by the present monument. Later, the forecourt added by Raia was built right against the west face of the pyramid of the anonymous tomb. Constructing an axial doorway leading into that forecourt was therefore out of the question, and instead the doorway had to be shifted further to the north. It may also have been Raia who was responsible for the partial destruction of the pyramid. The 1.7 m wide west section was chopped off down to base level, leaving a flimsy wall of no more than 0.4 m thickness as the west perimeter wall of the anonymous tomb's central chapel.