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Psmṯk snb
in hieroglyphs

Psamtikseneb (Egyptian: Psmṯk-snb)[2] was an ancient Egyptian male Physician and Dentist.[3] His name means "may King Psamtik be healthy" or “Psammetichus is healthy”.[4]


He probably lived during the time of the 26th dynasty ca. 664-525 B.C.


The Head of Physicians,[5][6] "the scorpion charmer" who were healers who treated scorpion stings and snakes bites,[7] chief physician and chief dentist (wr ἰbḥ) of Psamtik Seneb, an admiral of the royal fleet [8]


Ankh-ef-en-Sekhmet Entertained by Psamtik-seneb as a Harpist

The stele of Seneb from Sa'is during the 26th dynasty of Psamtik, 664-525 BC, shows a young dental healer (may be Psamtik-seneb).[9] He is thought to have built the temple of Neith as mentioned in a statue that lost its head;[10] Ushabti of the Head of Physician Psamtik-seneb;[11] and another one;[12] a photo in relief of Ankh-ef-en-Sekhmet Entertained by Psamtikseneb jmaged as a Harpist (A demotic papyrus of the 27th Dynasty (CG 50068)91 mentions a Paptah son of Psamtik-neb-pehti and give him title of difficult reading understood by M. Chauveau as “who makes music before Pharaoh” with the addition “in the sleeping-room” (in that document, the action takes place in the 26th Dynasty);[13] an inscription of Psamtikseneb is preserved in the State Hermitage Museum at St. Petersburg;[14] a Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtikseneb;[15] A statue of Chief of Physicians, Psammetik-seneb was originally installed in Sais;[16] his Sarcophagus;[17][18][19][20] numerous shabties and additional signs that he had been a wealthy man in life were found in his tomb;[21] and he is mentioned in his son Iahmes tomb at Saqqara.[22]


He was buried in his tomb discovered at Heliopolis in 1931/32 A.D[23]

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  1. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptische Persönennamen. Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935., p. 137
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  3. ^ Der altägyptische Arzt Iwti Adolf Fonahn Archiv für Geschichte der Medizin Bd. 2, H. 5 (Februar 1909), pp. 375-378 Published by: Franz Steiner Verlag
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  5. ^ Ushabti_of_the_Head_of_Physician_Psamtik-seneb
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  22. ^ The Tomb Of Iahmes, Son Of Psamtikseneb, At Saqqara
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