Funerary Cone of Amenemka


Funerary cone belonging to an official called Amenemka 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 Thutmose III. The inscriptions read,"Seal-bearer of the king of Lower Egypt, fourth prophet of Amun, Amenemka the justified, his son, second prophet of Thutmose III, Eskedenu" [xtmw-bjtj Hm-nTr 4 nw n jmn kA-m-jmn mAa-xrw sA=f Hm-nTr snnw n mn-xpr-ra s-qdnw]. Amenemka's tomb has not yet been discovered but is thought to be at Asasif or Dra Abul Naga. Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.