Tomb of Sennefer - Mayor of Thebes, Superintendent
of the Granaries of Amun, Superintendent of the Cattle of Amun
(time of Amenhotep
and his wife were hounoured by Amenhotep II who placed a double
statue of them both in the temple of Karnak (this is probably
in return for Sennefer's service as Mayor of Thebes - a powerful
are shown with Sennefer in his tomb - Senetnay, who was a royal
wetnurse, and Meryt.
the doorway two jackals represent the necropolis, a prayer to
Sennefer requests that 'he may come forth, and go into his temple'.
from the tomb:
The tomb is entered via
a steep tunnel which leads into a small chamber, in here are
scenes of Sennefer's servants bringing funeral equipment into
the tomb, Sennefer and Senetnay stand to receive them (in one
scene their daughter Muttuy, a Songstress of Amun-Ra, also stands
with them). Sennefer is also shown entering the Underworld, which
a text informs, is after a long and happy old age.
This smaller chamber
then enters into a highly decorated chamber:
Sennefer and Meryt sit
before a table of offerings presented by a priest, they are they
purified with holy water by a priest who wears a leopard-skin:
Meryt cleansed by holy water
scenes in the tomb include:
Sennefer seated while
Meryt offers him a lotus flower to smell, on the back wall Sennefer
and Meryt sit before a table of offerings (note the grape vines
painted on the ceiling):
Sennefer and Meryt are
also shown offering to Osiris and Anubis, a funeral boat is shown
taking them across the Nile for the last time. Sennefer and Meryt
are also shown in the Afterlife seated before a sacred tree from
of out which Isis appears to them.
| Meryt offers
Sennefer two necklaces; the first three amulets (one of which
is the Djed column), and Scarab necklace.