Funerary Cone of Amenhotep



A complete pottery funerary cone, stamped on the round end with the name and title of the deceased. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: “The Overseer of the Builders of Amun, Amenhotep, true of voice, born of the Overseer of Builders, Sena, true of voice". The inscription consists of three columns of undivided text, finely worked against a pale background. Marked in ink "788". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, chipped surface, pitted, surface dirt. Broken and mended together from four pieces. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 26745 (2 funerary cones). Purchased at Stevens's, London, 4 September 1923, Lot 282.