The Ancient Egyptian noble Sennefer was "Mayor of the City" (i.e. Thebes) and "Overseer of the Granaries and Fields, Gardens and Cattle of Amun" during the reign of Amenhotep II of the 18th dynasty. Being a favourite of the king he accumulated great wealth. He was also allowed to place a double statue of himself and his wife in the temple at Karnak. [WhosWhoInAncientEgyptReference|page=p.183]

He was the son of Ahmose Humay, a male royal nurse, brother to Amenhotep II's vizier Amenemopet, and married to the royal nurse Sentnay. [David B. O'Connor, Eric H. Cline, "Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign", University of Michigan Press 1998, ISBN 0472088335, pp.38f. ] His elder daughter Muttuy apparently married Kenamun, who succeeded Sennefer as mayor of Thebes. [Ian Shaw, "The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt", Oxford University Press 2003, ISBN 0192804588, p.263] His brother Amenemopet called Pairy was buried close by in TT29. [WhosWhoInAncientEgyptReference|page=p.12]

He was buried in a small but well decorated tomb (TT96, sometimes known as the "Tomb of the Vineyards" due to its decorationcite book|first=James|last=Baikie|title=Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley|publisher=Methuen|date=1932|pages=612-614] ), located in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna district of the Theban Necropolis opposite Luxor in Egypt.

However, some funerary items for Sennefer and his family have been found in KV42, the tomb of Hatshepsut-Meryetre, so he may have re-used this tomb for his actual burial. [cite web|url=|title= KV 42 (Hatshepsut-Meryet-Ra)|accessdate=2007-06-20]


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