Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.c.e.: Visual Arts - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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Senenmut

Unknown–1466 B.C.E.

Chief Steward of the god Amun

High Ranking Commoner.

Senenmut was the son of Ramose and Hatnofer, who were commoners. Several of his earliest titles link him to the town of Armant, perhaps his birthplace. His career probably began in the reign of Thutmose II (1481–1479 B.C.E.) when he became the tutor of Princess Neferure, daughter of the king and his chief wife, Hatshepsut. When Thutmose II died, he was succeeded by his son Thutmose III, a child. One year later Hatshepsut declared herself coking. Senenmut's relationship with the princess must have helped him secure new positions with the new coking. He held many positions, the most important being Chief Steward of the god Amun. In the course of his career, he was an important patron of the visual arts. His two...

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