Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Abydos

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E9217
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Abydos
Locus Cemetery D
Period New Kingdom | Eighteenth Dynasty | Hatshepsut
Date Made 1479-1458 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Sandstone | Pigment
Iconography Man | Sitepehu
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

Block statue of the overseer of priests, Sitepehu. Pigment remains on wig, face and hands. The inscription is executed 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.

Height 88.9 cm
Width 45.1 cm
Depth 66 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
Other Number AES 1906 - AES

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