Libation Bowl of Montuemhat


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2016
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The Governor of Upper Egypt dedicated this bowl to the goddess Hathor and Mut, both named in the inscriptions. The front displays Hathor's face. The bowl was presented by the kneeling figure of Montuemhat, but only traces of his hands survives. The bowl probably stood in the temple of Mut in South Karnak. Montuemhat left statues in that temple, as a chapel that features him and King Taharqo (Taharko), his original Kushite overlord. Early 26th Dynasty, reign of Psamtek (Psamtik) I, circa 650 BCE. From Thebes, probably from South Karnak, temple of Mut, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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