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Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Possible Place Collected: Thebes
  • DYNASTY XXV Dynasty or XXVI Dynasty
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period or Late Period
    DIMENSIONS Diam. 3 9/16 x 8 11/16 in. (9 x 22 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.118E
    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 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.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.118E.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    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.
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