Funerary Cone of Padineith

Late Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

Used as architectural decoration, funerary cones were arranged along the upper edge of the facades of private tombs at Thebes, set point first into the masonry so that only the flat circular bases, stamped with the tomb owner's name and titles, were visible.

This cone is inscribed for Padineith, Steward of the Divine Adoratrice (the chief priestess of the cult of the god Amun). The inscription includes the names of his father, Psamtik, and mother, Tadibastet.

Funerary Cone of Padineith, Pottery

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