Funerary Figurine of Petamenophis
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Famous for his huge tomb at Thebes, Petamenophis was a priest who read certain texts at funerary ceremonies. The full face, broad wig, and chunky proportions of his ushebti, or funerary figurine, are also characteristic of sculptures of Dynasty XXV and the first part of Dynasty XXVI. Inscribed on the lower half of the ushebti is Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead, the standard text for funerary figurines.
ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 25 to early Dynasty 26
Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Egyptian. Funerary Figurine of Petamenophis, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Steatite, glaze, Height: 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.60.10_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.60.10_wwg8.jpg
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