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Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Found: Thebes
  • DYNASTY XXV Dynasty or XXVI Dynasty
    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"
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.117E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Egyptian. Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat. 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.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.117E.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    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.
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