[EGYPT 29416] 'Osiris in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
'Osiris in Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor.'
A mural on the northern wall of Sennedjem's tomb at Luxor shows a green faced Osiris standing in a kiosk. His striped atef-crown is adorned with a yellow sun disk. On either side of his head a wadjet eye is drawn. The god is standing on the the hieroglyphic sign for 'truth' (maat).
The roof of the kiosk is supported by two columns who boast elaborate floral capitals. Each column is flanked by a so-called imiut-fetish, which is a symbol for Anubis and rejuvenation. The fetish consists of pole which is planted in a vase and which bears a headless animal skin. The vegetal elemenst of the kiosk, the green skin colour of Osiris and the imiut fetishes all point to the hope for a regeneration of life force.
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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