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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 9/16 x 8 11/16 in. (9 x 22 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pottery funerary cone inscribed for the Fourth Priest of Amun, Mentuemhat and his wife Niskhonsu. The stamped inscription, which appears in raised relief, consists of four lines of hieroglyphic text. The surface of the clay is brick red in color with the paertial remains of a buff slip (and some gesso?). Condition: Inscription is somewhat worn (or poorly stamped); some small holes; otherwise good.
    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 9/16 x 8 11/16 in. (9 x 22 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.118E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.118E_negA_print_bw.jpg)
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