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Egypt Picture - Ag Scenes from Tomb of Sennedjem

Egypt Picture - Ag Scenes from Tomb of Sennedjem

Ag Scenes from Tomb of Sennedjem

Ag Scenes from Tomb of Sennedjem


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Ag Scenes from Tomb of Sennedjem


Agricultural scenes in Theban tomb TT 1 at Deir el-Medina, belonging to Sennedjem, of the reign of Sety I. The setting is the mythical Fields of Ialu, where Sennedjem, accompanied by his wife Iyneferti, is shown reaping grain, plowing with a pair of dappled cattle, and harvesting flax. Only the heads of grain were cut off with a short-handled wooden sickle, whose serrated blade was formed of sharp flakes of flint; the remaining much-valued straw was pulled up later. Many sickles and whips of the types used by Sennedjem are preserved.

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