Cemetery D, Tomb 9
Block statue of the overseer of priests, Sitepehu. Pigment remains on wig, face and hands. The inscription is excuted in blue with red framing lines. The priest Sitepehu is shown in this block statue. The form of his body is only faintly perceptible beneath his long robe that completely covers his body and feet. The statue is notable for its large size and unusually well-preserved paint. The inscription on the front and right side of the statue addresses requests for the afterlife to the gods Osiris and Inheret, and lists the name, titles, epithets and virtues of the deceased. This statue was found in situ in the central doorway of Sitepehu’s tomb at Abydos.
Received from the Egypt Exploration Fund
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)
Egyptian Mummies (1980)
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Tresures: Abydos in the Basement. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 56 (1): 42-51. : Page/Fig./Plate: 50, fig20
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 132-133
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180/81
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 21/9
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