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Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • 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 Diam. 3 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (8.5 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Four lines of the stamped inscription: "Fourth Priest of Amun, Mentuemhat"
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pottery cone inscribed for the "Fourth Priest of Amun, Mentuemhat". The four lines of the stamped inscription appear in raised relief within a circular frame. The core of the piece is black. The clay around the black center is deep red turning to brick red on the surface. Condition: Hole near base; tip missing; partial remains of buff slip.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Egyptian. Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat, ca. 1075–656 B.C.E., or 664–332 B.C.E. Terracotta, Diam. 3 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (8.5 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.117E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.117E_negA_print_bw.jpg)
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