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Walking Stick Inscribed for the Chief Craftsman of Amen, Aha-tu-aa

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, ebony, ivory, paste
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1272-1095 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19 to Dynasty 20
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Diam. 13/16 x 13 5/16 in. (2.1 x 33.8 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper part of wooden staff of The Chief Craftsman (or artist) of Amen, ‘h3-tw-‘3 (Aha-tu-aa). Cylindrical form capped by four disks alternately of ivory and ebony. Near top edge of shaft inlaid scene of owner worshipping the Theban Triad. Inlaid offering formula to Amen and Ptah down front of staff. Presumably a funerary piece. Condition: Good. Small and scattered sections of inlay (paste?) missing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Walking Stick Inscribed for the Chief Craftsman of Amen, Aha-tu-aa, ca. 1272-1095 B.C.E. Wood, ebony, ivory, paste, Diam. 13/16 x 13 5/16 in. (2.1 x 33.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.277E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.277E_overall.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.277E_overall.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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