Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Reused Or Restored? The Wooden Shabti Of Amenemhat In The Brooklyn Museum

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Brooklyn Museum Egyptian collection includes two very fine shabtis of a certain Amenemhat, an official who lived during the 18th Dynasty. In addition to a limestone shabti and a wooden shabti there is a wooden box. At some point after the publication of James's Corpus, the departmental records in the Brooklyn Museum were altered to date these objects to the "Reign of Thutmose IV to Akhenaten". The shabti-box inscription mentions both Re-Horakhty and the Aten. The two shabtis and the box record Amenemhat's title nine times. Most often, he is merely "the Scribe, Amenemhat".The reuse of funerary objects by Theban officials of the middle rank, like Amenemhat, is an often-noted, but little-analyzed, feature of Theban tomb equipment.

Keywords: Akhenaten; Amenemhat; Brooklyn Museum; limestone shabti; Theban tomb equipment; wooden shabti

10.1163/ej.9789004178748.i-362.16
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004178748.i-362.16
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Offerings to the Discerning Eye — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation