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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)  (show scale)
    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?).
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Egyptian. Funerary Cone of the Fourth Prophet of Amon, Menthuemhat and His Wife, ca. 1075–656 B.C.E., or 664–332 B.C.E. Clay, Diam. 3 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (8.6 x 20.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.119E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.119E_detail3.jpg)
    IMAGE detail, CUR.37.119E_detail3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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