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Funerary Cone of Djehutynefer

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
ca. 1550–1352 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
L. 16 cm (6 5/16 in); diam. 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Herbert E. Winlock, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Used as architectural decoration, funerary cones were probably arranged in rows along the upper edge of private tomb facades. The cones were made of clay and the flat end was stamped with the name and titles of the tomb owner before the cone was fired. This cone was made for a royal scribe named Djehutynefer.
Acquired at Qurna and given to the Museum by Herbert Winlock, 1909.

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