Ramose was the Mayor of Thebes and
Vizier of Upper Egypt during the later part of
the reign of Amenhotep III and the early part of
the reign of Amenhotep IV, who later became
He served during the years before the Amarna "heresy"
but witnessed the beginning of the Akhenaten's new
He died before the new capital of Akhetaten was built.
It is thought that Ramose was a relative of Amenhotep, Son of Hapu (a famous priest of Horus at Athribis and an outstanding architect during this period, who was later deified because of his piety... the only mortal besides the Old-Kingdom vizier Imhotep to be accorded this honor).
Ramose has an unfinished tomb at Thebes which is famous for its reliefs (the picture of him below comes from that tomb), but he died before it was finished and was buried elsewhere in Thebes.
Ramose is shown wearing an elaborate wig, a heavy heart necklace and a small bead necklace, the gold collar of a nobleman, and the white vizier's smock, which seems to be loose-fitting here and may have been worn over other clothing. He is holding the staff of a senior official. The text reads: "Justified before Ra', the Overseer of the City (i.e., Mayor of Thebes), the Vizier Ramose, true of voice."