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Book of the Dead

collection of funerary spells usually written on papyrus and placed with the deceased in the tomb in order to lead him throughout his journey in the underworld

vignette

a short, usually descriptive literary sketch or a short scene or incident

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Door from the Tomb of Sennedjem
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The door from the tomb of Sennedjem was found at Deir el-Medina in AD 1886.

The door's importance lies in the drawings that are painted upon it. On the inner side of the door, we see a vignette, which is part of Chapter Number 17 from the Book of the Dead. Sennedjem, who is portrayed seated beside his wife under a pavilion of reed, is playing senet.

This was a popular game among the living and it could have an impact on the deceased's welfare in the afterlife as well.

Dimensions:  Height 135 cm  Width 78 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Painted

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Wood
Type Type

Type:

Door
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Deir El-Medina
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

19th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1886 AD
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Senet Game of Tutankhamun

Plumb Level of Sennedjem
Plumb Level of Sennedjem

Deir El-Medina
Deir El-Medina

Sennedjem
Sennedjem

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