Funerary Cone of Meni

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, ca. 1400 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 12.4 cm long
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 1445
Provenance: From the estate of the Egyptologist A. B. (1941-2016). Acquired by him prior to 1983 in Great Britain.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Beautifully preserved, inscribed funerary cone dating to the 18th dynasty. The stamp area depicts hieroglyphs in two registers mentioning “Meni, the military scribe of the ruler of the Two Lands”. This funerary cone belongs to the tomb TT 230 in Thebes. With a publication of the inscription and a publication of the attribution to tomb TT 230. Funerary cones of Meni are published in the standard work “A Corpus of Inscribed Egyptian Funerary Cones” by Norman de Garis Davies and Miles Frederick Laming Macadam, Oxford 1957 as number 292. Clay cones such as the present one were affixed at the tomb entrances, possibly pushed through the wet plaster of the lintel.