ARCE PA: Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian "Pooh-Bah" and his Afterlife
Registration is required
Presented by: Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Manchester Museum, UK
- 1:30 PM EST Pennsylvania
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Senenmut was one of ancient Egypt’s most famous personalities: chief official and possible lover of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s female pharaoh. He held a vast range of titles, making him something of an ancient Egyptian “Pooh-bah”. Most significantly his title of “Overseer of all royal works” allowed him exceptional access to resources with which to monumentalize himself, including two tombs and many other inscribed objects.
More statues are known for Senenmut than for any other non-royal of the New Kingdom, implying his exceptional status during life. Recently, an unassuming stone fragment in the Manchester Museum, UK, proved the existence of yet another statue of Senenmut. This lecture will reevaluate his monumental corpus, and attempt to explain the significance of the man, his monuments, and legacy.