University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E9217
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Cemetery D, Tomb 9
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1479-1458 BC
Early Date: -1479
Late Date: -1458
Height: 88.9cm
Width: 45.1cm
Depth: 66cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
Other NumberAES1906 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition
Egyptian Mummies (1980 - 15 Feb 2016)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ziegler, Christiane & Kondo, Jiro. 2015. Cleopatra and The Queens of Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 164/137View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Treasures: 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, fig20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 132-133View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180/81View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21/9View Objects cited in this Publication

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