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Funerary Cone of Djehutynefer

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1550–1352 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
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:
09.185.19
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.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 59.

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