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Funerary Cone

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 25, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS Diam. 3 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (8.8 x 16.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Baked clay funerary cone inscribed for the “King’s Scribe, Ramose.” The stamped inscription, which appears in raised relief, consists of six columns of hieroglyphic text within a circular frame. The inscription states that Ramose held his titles during the reign of King Taharqa. The clay is brick red on the surface. Condition: The inscription is quite worn; the buff slip is only partially preserved.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Egyptian. Funerary Cone, 664–332 B.C.E. Terracotta, Diam. 3 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (8.8 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1930E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1930E_GRPA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1930E_GRPA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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