Door fo the Tomb of Sennedjem
JE 27303 Cairo Antiquities Museum
Wood, Plasterd and Painted Basalt
Size: Height 135 cm; Width 117 cm
Location: Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT1)
Excavation: Antiquities Service Excavations of 1886
Period: 19th Dynasty, Reign of Ramesses II (1290-1224 BC)
The tomb of Sennedjem was discovered intact by a group of officials from the Antiquities Service in 1886. This door from his tomb consists of a single panel, hinged at one side. It is made from a number of planks held together with a system of mortise and tenon joints. Decorated on both sides, on the external face on a yellow background is a scene in two registers, with a hieroglyph representing the sky at the top. In the upper register Sennedjem, his wife Iyneferty and his daughter Irunefer are standing before Osiris and the goddess Ma'at.