From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Original Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1)
Tempera on paper
Facsimile H. 54 cm (21 1/4 in); W. 84.5 cm (33 1/4 in)
Framed H. 58.1 cm (22 7/8 in); W. 88.6 cm (34 7/8 in)
Rogers Fund, 1930
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
The east wall of Sennedjem's vaulted crypt is decorated with a vignette that illustrates spell number 110 in the Book of the Dead. Here, in a facsimile painted in the tomb, Sennedjem and his wife, Iineferti, are shown harvesting grain, sowing seeds, and pulling flax in the abundant fields of the next world.
Painted at Deir el Medina by Charles K. Wilkinson for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1922. Brought to New York and accessioned, 1930.
Wilkinson, Charles K. 1979. Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum's Collection of Facsimiles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 36, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 18, 54–55, fig. 64.
Wilkinson, Charles K. and Marsha Hill 1983. Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection of Facsimiles. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.