TEMPLE PRECINCT OF THE GODDESS MUT AT
Richard A. Fazzini
It is a privilege to be represented in this volume of studies in honor of a fine scholar. It is also a pleasure because the honoree is a friend whose willingness to permit others to use Beit Canada, the expedition house of the Akhenaten Temple Project, which he has so long directed, has helped make possible the writer's archaeological fieldwork at Thebes.1 Under the circumstances, it seemed appropriate to contribute an article on some results of that work to this volume. As the editors of this Festschrift have requested essays on subjects related to the honoree's interest in Egyptian history and the interconnections between Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean world, the writer has chosen to use this opportunity to publish two monuments related to the cults of the Ptolemies in Egypt and previously the subject of brief, un-illustrated notices in print.
The first monument is a sandstone block found lying face down in a group of displaced blocks lying in the open area north and west of the Mut Temple's First Pylon. (To the west of E in the plan of fig. 1 and fig. 2.) Bearing the Mut Expedition number 1M.6, this block
1 The fieldwork is the Archaeological Expedition to the Precinct of the Goddess
Mut at South Kamak. This is a project of the Brooklyn Museum of Art conducted
widi the assistance of The Detroit Institute of Arts and under the auspices of the
American Research Center in Egypt. This writer is Project Director and Co-Field
Director. William Peck is Co-Field Director. In 1978–1979 the Mut Expedition was
funded by a grant from The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia. Major funders
for other seasons of work have been the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Egyptian,
Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art Council of the Brooklyn Museum; the
Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts; the Getty Oil Company; CONOCO;
and numerous individuals, most notably and, in alphabetical order: Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Brush, Dr. Louis Fontana, Dr. W. Benson Harer, Jr., Ms. Joann Harris,
Mr. Jack A. Josephson, and Mr. John Moran.