Senenu Grinding Grain
The royal scribe Senenu appears here bent over a large grinding stone. This unusual sculpture seems to be an elaborate version of a shabti, a funerary figurine placed in the tomb to work in place of the deceased in the hereafter. The hieroglyphic text included Senenu's claim to a blessed afterlife by virtue of his proper behavior toward the king and gods.
- Medium: Limestone
- Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. or ca. 1322-1319 B.C.E. or ca. 1319-1292 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 7 9/16 in. (18 x 8 x 19.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.120E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Senenu Grinding Grain, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. or ca. 1322-1319 B.C.E. or ca. 1319-1292 B.C.E. Limestone, 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 7 9/16 in. (18 x 8 x 19.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.120E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)