About this object

Funerary cone belonging to an official called Kaemamun who was a seal-bearer to the pharaoh. One end is rectangular in shape and has been stamped with a hieroglyphic inscription. On the lower right hand side, beneath two short columns of text, is a figure of the owner kneeling, with arms raised in a gesture of adoration before the cartouche of Tuthmosis III. The inscriptions reads,"Seal-bearer of the king of Lower Egypt, fourth prophet of Amun, Kaemamun the justified, his son, second prophet of Thutmose III, Eskedenu". Kaemamun's tomb has not yet been discovered but is thought to be at Asasif or Dra Abul Naga

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    1425 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mr William Crosfield, 1861
  • Collector
    Hermann Philip
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    68 mm x 82 mm x 250 mm
  • Note
    Macadam and Davies no. 590; Daressy no. 294.
  • Related people
    Hermann Philip (Collector)

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Publications

  • A corpus of inscribed Egyptian funerary cones

    Davies, Norman de G., and Macadam, M. F. L.

    Author: Davies, Norman de G., and Macadam, M. F. L.
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 1957
    Description:

  • Catalogue of the Mayer Collection Part 1. The Egyptian, Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. Second and Revised Edition.

    Gatty, Charles

    Author: Gatty, Charles
    Publisher: The Committee of the Liverpool Free Public Library, Museum and Gallery of Art
    Date: 1879
    Description: Catalogue of most of Joseph Mayer's Egyptian and Near Eastern collection that was on display. It also includes a small number of other collections, such as those given by Mr William Crosfield in 1861, some by Mr Charles Stoess in 1869, and others by Mr J. A. Tinne in 1870. Occasionally reference will be made to the provenance of objects, in particular if they are from the Jospeh Sams or Lord Valentia (ex Henry Salt) collections. There are illustrations of some objects, in particular the amulets, by Mr Ll. Jewitt, FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 cataloue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text, provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.

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