Funerary cone of Merymose

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 338


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


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.


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