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Door Jamb of Sitepihu

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery D, Tomb D9, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1900
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
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
Accession Number:
00.4.60
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116
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.
Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900. Received by the EEF in the division of finds and transferred to the Metropolitan Museum for its contribution to the excavations, 1900.

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