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Funerary cone with inscription
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03986
  • Object nameFunerary cone
  • TitleFunerary cone with inscription
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialCeramics (Earth > Clay)
  • DimensionsHeight: 18,5 cm, Width: 8 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The “funerary cones”, that started appearing in the 11th dynasty, mostly in Thebes, are in fact seals with a special shape with a short sacrificial formula on their base, or just the titles and name of the deceased. They are found not only inside or nearby the grave of the beneficiary, but also in sanctuaries where the sacrifices for the gods are for the good of the deceased as well.