Psamtikseneb

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Psamtikseneb
Psamtikseneb[1]
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]

Timing[edit]

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

Title[edit]

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]

Legacy[edit]

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]

Death[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptische Persönennamen. Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935., p. 137
  2. ^ http://www.academia.edu/2128760/Rupture_and_Continuity._On_Priests_and_Officials_in_Egypt_during_the_Persian_Period
  3. ^ http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/20772830?uid=3737928&uid=2134&uid=380554583&uid=2&uid=70&uid=3&uid=380554573&uid=60&sid=21102533664267 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
  4. ^ http://www.academia.edu/2128760/Rupture_and_Continuity._On_Priests_and_Officials_in_Egypt_during_the_Persian_Period
  5. ^ Ushabti_of_the_Head_of_Physician_Psamtik-seneb
  6. ^ http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/sais.htm
  7. ^ http://collectiononline.chrysler.org/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/search$0040/0/title-asc?t:state:flow=19e3ead5-21fe-4be5-9946-9167f0c49e79
  8. ^ http://www.academia.edu/1562920/The_Emergence_of_a_Mediterranean_Power_The_Saite_Period
  9. ^ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11625678
  10. ^ http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=128496&partId=1
  11. ^ Ushabti_of_the_Head_of_Physician_Psamtik-seneb
  12. ^ http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/shawabty-of-psamtik-seneb-491472
  13. ^ http://www.academia.edu/2128760/Rupture_and_Continuity._On_Priests_and_Officials_in_Egypt_during_the_Persian_Period
  14. ^ http://academia.edu/585669/Three_Records_of_the_Late_Period
  15. ^ http://metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/100008036?rpp=20&pg=1&rndkey=20130505&ft=*&deptids=10&where=Europe&pos=4
  16. ^ http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/sais.htm
  17. ^ http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=13720&pst=772653
  18. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/evenkolder/5165462879/
  19. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/evenkolder/5165462471/
  20. ^ http://www.chrysler.org/ajax/load-artwork/56
  21. ^ http://collectiononline.chrysler.org/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/search$0040/0/title-asc?t:state:flow=19e3ead5-21fe-4be5-9946-9167f0c49e79
  22. ^ The Tomb Of Iahmes, Son Of Psamtikseneb, At Saqqara
  23. ^ http://collectiononline.chrysler.org/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/search$0040/0/title-asc?t:state:flow=19e3ead5-21fe-4be5-9946-9167f0c49e79