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Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075–656 B.C.E., or 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 25 or Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period or Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 10 1/16 in. (8.4 x 8.7 x 25.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Four lines of inscription
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pottery funerary cone inscribed for the Mayor of the City and the Fourth Priest of Amun, Mentuemhat. The four lines of the inscription appear in raised relief within a circular depression. The surface of the piece is brick red. Below this the clay is a deep red: the core is probably black. Condition: Base chipped dirty and incrusted.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat, ca. 1075–656 B.C.E., or 664–332 B.C.E. Clay, 3 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 10 1/16 in. (8.4 x 8.7 x 25.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.114E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.114E_detail3.jpg)
    IMAGE detail, CUR.37.114E_detail3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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