Pottery funerary cone. The circular end bears the a raised relief inscription, created by stamping the object prior to firing, giving a title referring to the god Amun-Ra, and the name of the tomb owner, Nebamun.
- Excavated/Findspot: Thebes
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Thebes (Upper Egypt - archaic))
- Davies-Macadam 317
- Height: 3 centimetres
- Diameter: 6.8 centimetres
Inscription CommentRelief. 2 columns.
Rows of such funerary cones were set into the façade of some Theban tomb chapels during the 18th dynasty (though there are earlier, and Ramesside, examples).
General introduction: Lise Manniche. Funerary cones. in: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. I. Edited by D.B. Redford. Oxford. 565-567 [with list of other sites which have yielded funerary cones]. Recently cones have been found in elite Egyptian tombs at Tombos (see S.T. Smith, Wretched Kush).
For depictions of such cones in ancient tomb paintings, see
Davies, N. (1938) "Some representations of tombs from the Theban necropolis." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 26:25-40.
A corpus of known funerary cones:
Davies, N. de G. and M.F.L. Macadam (1957), A corpus of inscribed Egyptian funerary cones. Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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Object reference number: YCA24931
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