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From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Painting from the Tomb of Suemnut, Royal Butler Clean of Hands – Reign of Amenhotep II, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty - Theban Tomb 92, Western Thebes, Sheik Abd el-Qurna - Suemnut was the ‘Royal Butler Clean of Hands’ in the Temple of Amenhotep II in the west bank of Thebes. This scene shows attendants at his funerary banquet. The men are sitting together in the upper part of the scene, being served by male servants. The women, in long sleeveless dresses, are depicted in the bottom part of the scene and girl servants take care of their comfort. They all sit behind the tomb owner and his wife, who are depicted in much larger scale. The banquet attendants hold in their hands blue lotus flowers which symbolise resurrection.

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