Mummy mask of Khonsu, son of Sennedjem, from the tomb of Sennedjem in Deir el-Medina.

The Ancient Egyptian artisan Sennedjem lived in Deir el-Medina on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes, during the reigns of Seti I and Ramesses II.[1] He was buried along with his wife, Iy-neferti, and family in a tomb in the village necropolis. His tomb was discovered January 31, 1886. When Sennedjem's tomb was found, in it there was regular furniture from his home, including a stool and a bed, which he actually used when he was alive.[2]

His titles included Servant in the Place of Truth,[3] meaning that he worked on the excavation and decoration of the nearby royal tombs.

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  1. Baikie, James (1932). Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley. Methuen.
  2. Sennedjem Egypt tomb
  3. Ushabti of Sennedjem from The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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