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Funerary Figurine of Montuemhat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Montuemhat, one of the greatest native Egyptians of his day, is represented here by an extraordinary funerary figurine, or shabti. The markedly flaring wig is typical for sculpture of late Dynasty XXV, and the prominent facial details parallel those of Montuemhat's many sculptures. The inscription closely follows a text found on the figurines of King Amunhotep III of Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1295 B.C.).

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Steatite
DATES ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 25 to early Dynasty 26
PERIOD Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 3 x 2 in. (22.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Egyptian. Funerary Figurine of Montuemhat, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Steatite, 8 3/4 x 3 x 2 in. (22.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.182. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.182_SL1.jpg)
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