Door Jamb of Sitepihu
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery D, Tomb D9, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1900
- H. 155.9 cm (61 3/8 in.); w. 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900
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This doorjamb probably stood on the right side of a door in the tomb of Sitepihu, who was Mayor and Overseer of Priests at Thinis, in the area of modern Abydos. Satepihu was also closely associated with the royal court through one of his female relatives, Tinetiunet, who was a royal wet-nurse. In the inscription, he is referred to as one who is favored by the Lord Wadjet-renput, one of the royal names of the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. The offering formula on the jamb invokes the gods Ptah-Sokar and Anubis. A block statue of Satepihu (now in the University Museum in Philadelphia, E9217) and the jamb were found during excavations at Abydos that were sponsored by the Egypt Exploration Fund.