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Sem Priest or Funerary Priest (ancient Egyptian: sm) was an ancient Egyptian religious occupational title. Sem priests performed funerary rituals such as the Opening of the Mouth ceremony. While the embalmers wrapped the mummified corpse, sem priests recited the incantations which would guarantee eternal life to the deceased. The sem priest is recognizable by his leopard-skin robe and by his short wig, which is worn with a distinctive sidelock.

Sem Priest

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