Sennedjem and Iineferti in the Fields of Iaru

Artist: Charles K. Wilkinson

Period: 20th century; original New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 19

Reign: reign of Ramesses I–Ramesses II

Date: A.D. 1922; original ca. 1295–1213 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Original Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1)

Medium: Tempera on paper

Dimensions: 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)
scale 1:2

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930

Accession Number: 30.4.2


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.