[EGYPT 29417] ’Tree goddess in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
’Tree goddess in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
A mural in the tomb of Sennedjem at Luxor portrays the tree goddess Nut appearing from a sycamore fig tree. Kneeling before her are the deceased Sennedjem and his wife Ineferti. With her left hand the goddess is presenting several offerings on a tray: an elongated bread, two round breads and flowers. Her right hand is pouring water from a pitcher. The Egyptians believed that the goddess would emerge from a sycamore when their ba-souls (usually in bird form) rested in the tree's shade and would give them nourishment and water.
Sennedjem was a carpenter and possibly an architect, who lived during the 19th dynasty in the tombmaker's village of Deir el Medina on the Westbank at Luxor.
His tomb (TT 1) can be found in the hillside cemetery near the foundations of the village. Photo Paul Smit and Mick Palarczyk.
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