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Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat and His Wife

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
  • Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1075-656 B.C.E., or 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 25 or Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Third Intermediate Period or Late Period
    DIMENSIONS Diam. 3 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (8.6 x 20.7 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tan-red baked clay funerary cone inscribed, on the end, for the Fourth Prophet of Amun, Mentuemhat. The heiroglyphs of the four lines of the stamped inscription appear in raised relief. A raised circular line frames the inscription. Condition: Remains of buff slip; small pits, and white encrustation (salt?).
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