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Staff of Amunmose

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

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

The single column of text relates that this staff was an "offering to Amun by the craftsman of the Princess Baket-Amun, may she live, Amunmose."

  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Length: 28 1/16 in. (71.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Staff of Amunmose, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Wood, Length: 28 1/16 in. (71.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1830E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.1830E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Curved wooden staff with single column of incised hieroglyphic text. The text records the staff is an “offering to Amun (by) the craftsman of the king’s daughter, Bkt’Imn, may she live, of Pa-ta-en-hut, ‘Imn-ms”. Condition: Scratches, chips, and dents.
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