Sarcophagus of Sennedjem

This rectangular sarcophagus of Sennedjem was placed on removable sledge runners. The sledge was built with holes in the two long sides to ease moving it from the place of mummification to the tomb. The sarcophagus is decorated with vignettes from the Book of the Dead, Spells 1 and 17. It is bordered with texts arranged in panels. 
 
There are also portrayals of those deities who were in charge of protecting the deceased in the afterlife. The interior of this sarcophagus is painted and decorated with the text and vignette of Spell 18 of the Book of the Dead. The lid is decorated with vignettes from the Book of the Dead and with depictions of members of Sennedjem's family.

Sarcophagus of Sennedjem









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