Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Senu


Ninth/Tenth Dynasty

Senu was a Nubian mercenary serving in the Egyptian army; he lived and was buried at Gebelein, where a contingent of Nubian troops was for a long time garrisoned. The Nubians evidently intermarried with the local population. Senu's wife is portrayed as fair-skinned whilst his son and the family's servants are all shown as dark complexioned.In addition to the members of his household Senu included two of his dogs on his stele; they sit obediently before him, ears pricked.

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