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Staff of Amunmose

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 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."

MEDIUM Wood
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Length: 28 1/16 in. (71.2 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1830E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    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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