, pub-5063766797865882, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Deir el Medina: Tomb of Sennudjem,Tomb of Pashedu and Tomb of Inherkhau ~ Ancient Egypt Facts

August 27, 2013

Deir el Medina: Tomb of Sennudjem,Tomb of Pashedu and Tomb of Inherkhau

Deir el Medina:
Deir el Medina
Tomb of Sennudjem
This is the tomb of the Servant in the Place of Truth in the reign of Ramses II. A narrow flight of stairs leads us to a single chamber with a low curved roof. Opposite the entrance are two particularly  noteworthy scenes. To the left Anubis, god of embalming, leans over the mummy of the deceased which lies on a lion-headed couch, and Osiris is depicted before an offering table flanked by two protective Horus eyes. To the right, is a fine, formal funerary feast with the presentation of offerings and perfumes, and the deceased being led by Anubis.

Tomb of Sennudjem

The roof is decorated with scenes showing the opening of the door of the tomb, the journey through the underworld and different chapters from the mortuary literature. The delightful agricultural scene on the right-hand wall, showing ripe wheat fields, fruits and flowers, is undoubtedly a vision of what Sennudjem hoped to enjoy in the afterlife.

Tomb of Pashedu
Pashedu was the Servant in the Place of Truth under the later Ramessides. A steep staircase leads to a vaulted corridor, with Anubis depicted on each wall, and the burial chamber where the sarcophagus, unusually made of limestone slabs rather than a single block of stone, stood against the rear wall.

Tomb of Pashedu

The two long walls are decorated with conventional scenes of Pashedu and his relatives adoring the gods. The most noteworthy scene is on the right-hand entrance wall, where the deceased crouches in prayer beside a decorative palm-tree which grows by the side of the lake.

Tomb of Inherkhau
This tomb belongs to the artistic supervisor of the necropolis in the 20th Dynasty. Its decoration, not surprisingly, is extremely good, especially in the innermost chamber where the deceased is depicted with a group of his grandchildren receiving a statuette of Osiris and a box containing a shawabti figure. He is also depicted with his wife holding candles and listening to a harp-player.

Tomb of Inherkhau

On the right-hand wall Inherkhau can be seen adoring two lions, guardians of the two horizons which came to represent Today and Tomorrow.


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