Egyptian Funerary Cone of Amenhotep

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, ca. 1558-1303 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 23.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1032
Provenance: Old French collection, Arteas gallery Paris
Condition: The tail of the cone broken and reattached, the hieroglyphs in perfect condition
Description: An almost completely preserved inscribed funerary cone from the 18th dynasty. The seal area depicts exquisitely worked hieroglyphs describing “the musicians of Amun, husband of Reena”, “Amenhotep, representative overseer of the seal holders”. The tomb belonging to this cone was discovered by archaeologist of the University of Brussels (south of TT 29) in January 2009. Funerary cones were mounted on funerary chamber entries, possibly they were drilled into the moist plaster of the door lintel.