Egyptian Funerary Cone: Scribe Amenhotep
An ancient Egyptian clay funerary cone with a round face impressed with text in raised relief for: Scribe, steward of the first god s servant of Amun-Re, Amenhotep, true of voice.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty,
Egyptian funerary cones were traditionally inserted in rows with their inscribed flat ends facing outward above the entrances of the superstructures of non-royal tombs in Thebes from the XVIIIth to XXVIth Dynasties, ca. 1550-525 BC. The texts generally give the name and titles of the tomb's owners.
cf.: G. Dibley & B. Lipkin, A Compendium of Egyptian Funerary Cones, (2009), no. 123.
Formerly in the Carl DeVries collection, purchased on November 28, 1970.