Funerary cone of Merymose

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 338

Dimensions

Length: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.338

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Funerary cone inscribed for Merymose, Viceroy of Kush. Davies and Macadam type 170. Cones such as this, placed above the entrance to the mud-brick superstructure of the tomb, represented the ends of beams supporting the roof. The cones of Mery-mose are stamped with his name and title, as well as the name of the pharaoh under whom he served, in three vertical bands of raised hieroglyphs.

Provenance

Probably from Thebes. By 1936: Dr. George L. Walton collection; 1936: given to the MFA by Dr. George L. Walton, July 7, 1936.
(Accession Date: July 7, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. George L. Walton