Sebekhotep, an ancient Egyptian treasury official

The tomb of Sebekhotep is located on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes. The tomb is in the northern part of the necropolis principally used during the Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1550-1295 BC), the hill called Sheikh abd el-Gurna. Like most of the tomb chapels of this time, that of Sebekhotep is T-shaped, and has been heavily robbed. Several fragments of wall plaster from the tomb were presented to The British Museum in 1852 and 1869. They are said to have been taken from the tomb in about 1844, around the time the tomb was first noted by the Prussian expedition led by the German Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius. The tomb contained brightly painted scenes, including depictions of Nubians and Syrians, now in The British Museum.

Sebekhotep lived in about 1400 BC and was a senior treasury official during the reign of Thutmose IV (about 1400-1390 BC). He enjoyed the king's trust, and was clearly an important person. This is demonstrated by the fragments of wall decoration, which show that one of Sebekhotep's duties was to receive foreign gifts on the king's behalf. He also oversaw the treasury craftsmen who made jewellery for the king from precious stones and metals.

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