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Stela

Object Number:E16012
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Abydos
Maker: Ankhtyfy
Period: Middle Kingdom
Thirteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1759-1650 BCE
Early Date: -1759
Late Date: -1650
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Sasopedu-iienhab
Priest
offering table
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Length: 50.8 cm
Width: 26.7 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1902

Description

Four sided stela of the purification priest Sasopedu-iienhab. This is an unusual free standing stela with a flat top. All four sides and the top are inscribed and traces of grafitti and paint remain. The figures named on the stela are the priest, his mother Serefka, his father Neferakhu and their daughter Satserefka The name of the sculptor, Ankhtyfy son of Satsenneferu is also given. There is the lector priest Sehetepibresoneb son of Horemhet who commissioned the monument. Traces of paint.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Memory Keepers: Why Objects Matter (28 Mar 2019 - Mar 2020) View Objects in Exhibition
In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies (30 Sep 2012 - 03 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Miller, Philippus. 1937. "A Family of Stela in the University Museum, Philadelphia". The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. London. Vol. 23. no. 1. pg. 1-6 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: B-6/pl1,2,3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 102, fig. 91View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 278-79View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, fig. 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Miller, Philippus. Nov 1936. STELA OF SISOPDUYENHAB AND HIS RELATIVES.. Vol. 6. no. No. 5. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 6-10/p I, IIView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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