Tomb of Sennutem Plan - Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part XVII

Tombs of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.

This is the tomb of the Servant in the Place of Truth in the early Ramesside period. The mural decoration, which had not yet developed that stiffness that characterized the later Ramesside period, is in extremely good condition and the low curved roof is used to continue the themes of the side walls.
A narrow flight of stairs, followed by a curved flight, leads to this entrance of the tomb. On the wall opposite the doorway (from left to right) are: (a) Anubis embalming the mummy of the deceased, (b) Osiris before an offering table flanked by two Horus eyes, (c) offerings and perfumes and (d) the deceased being led by Anubis.
On the right-hand wall (c) is an agricultural scene with ripe wheat fields, fruits and flowers. In the lower row are ploughing scenes. On the opposite wall (f) is a delightful representation of Sennutem the deceased nobleman and his wife, whose transparent dress reveals slender limbs.
On the roof are scenes of the opening of the door of the tomb, the journey to the underworld and chapters from the Book of the Dead, as well as the tree of life and the sacred spotted Apis bull.
On the left-hand side of the doorway (g) is a scene showing the mummy of the deceased in the tomb with Nephthys and Isis in the form of birds and (lower row) the wife and daughter of the deceased.
On the right-hand wall (h) are evil spirits and (lower row) the deceased and his family.
In this tomb one feels an intense intimacy with the deceased as he was during his life and as he carried his treasures and pleasures to his grave. Perhaps it is the fine condition of the murals that helps to create this feeling. Perhaps, and more likely, it is the very smallness of the tomb itself.

Tomb of Sennutem Plan - Tombs of the Nobles - Luxor, Egypt. Part XVII

Tombs of the Nobles, Luxor, Egypt.

This is the tomb of the Servant in the Place of Truth in the early Ramesside period. The mural decoration, which had not yet developed that stiffness that characterized the later Ramesside period, is in extremely good condition and the low curved roof is used to continue the themes of the side walls.
A narrow flight of stairs, followed by a curved flight, leads to this entrance of the tomb. On the wall opposite the doorway (from left to right) are: (a) Anubis embalming the mummy of the deceased, (b) Osiris before an offering table flanked by two Horus eyes, (c) offerings and perfumes and (d) the deceased being led by Anubis.
On the right-hand wall (c) is an agricultural scene with ripe wheat fields, fruits and flowers. In the lower row are ploughing scenes. On the opposite wall (f) is a delightful representation of Sennutem the deceased nobleman and his wife, whose transparent dress reveals slender limbs.
On the roof are scenes of the opening of the door of the tomb, the journey to the underworld and chapters from the Book of the Dead, as well as the tree of life and the sacred spotted Apis bull.
On the left-hand side of the doorway (g) is a scene showing the mummy of the deceased in the tomb with Nephthys and Isis in the form of birds and (lower row) the wife and daughter of the deceased.
On the right-hand wall (h) are evil spirits and (lower row) the deceased and his family.
In this tomb one feels an intense intimacy with the deceased as he was during his life and as he carried his treasures and pleasures to his grave. Perhaps it is the fine condition of the murals that helps to create this feeling. Perhaps, and more likely, it is the very smallness of the tomb itself.
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