Shawabti of the Count of Thebes, Montuemhat
Montuemhat, one of the greatest native Egyptians of his day, is represented here by an extraordinary funerary figurine, or shabti. The markedly flaring wig is typical for sculpture of late Dynasty XXV, and the prominent facial details parallel those of Montuemhat's many sculptures. The inscription closely follows a text found on the figurines of King Amunhotep III of Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1295 B.C.).
- Medium: Steatite
- Place Found: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty to early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 3 x 2 in. (22.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 60.182
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Shawabti of the Count of Thebes, Montuemhat, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Steatite, 8 3/4 x 3 x 2 in. (22.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.182. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)