Queen Nefertari playing Senet

Nefertari, chief queen of Ramesses II, is shown playing senet, a popular ancient Egyptian board game with strong funerary associations. Nefertari wears the vulture headdress seen on queens and goddesses, and holds a scepter in her right hand. This scene is from the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (QV 66) in Luxor. It illustrates a vignette from chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead, in which the queen plays against an invisible opponent in her quest for entry into the next world.


New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty
Original: Painted plaster
Model: 75 x 72 cm
Price: Stucco 1500 LE