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Djehuti, Scribe And Overseer Of The House Of Amun, fragment of stamped terracotta brick


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Title fragment of stamped terracotta brick
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Djehuti, Scribe And Overseer Of The House Of Amun
Date 1540 - 1292 BCE
Description Mud brick with a stamped hieroglyphic inscription on the front and top, bearing the name of the Scribe and Overseer of the House of Amun, Djehuti.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, stamped on top
Egyptian, hieroglyphic, stamped on right
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural element, wall, brick, inscription, building
Measurements 329 x 86 x 147 mm
Context Mud brick consists of Nile mud, with straw and sand added to give strength to the material; the method of making mud bricks can be seen in a Middle Kingdom wooden tomb model from Beni Hassan.
Mud brick was the basic building material from the Early Dynastic Period, typically used in the construction of houses, town walls, tomb pits and palaces. Bricks could be stamped with a royal or private name. Those stamped with a royal name were used in the construction of official buildings whereas those stamped with a private name were used in the construction of private tombs.

This brick is believed to have been used in the construction of Djehuti's tomb.
Context Source Kemp, B.J. 1989. Ancient Egypt: Anatomy Of A Civilisation. London: Routledge, p.91-92. Quirke, S. and Spencer, J. (ed.) 1992. The British Museum book of ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Press, p. 160-163.
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Work Type brick
 
 

 

 

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