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
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    1425 BC about
  • Materials
  • 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. Previously in the collection of Dr Herman Philip and Mrs Dora Philip of 32 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh.
  • Related people
    William Henry Crosfield ( Previous owner); Hermann Philip ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • A corpus of inscribed Egyptian funerary cones

    Davies, Norman de G; Macadam, M F L

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

  • 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: 83 page illustrated catalogue 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 Joseph Sams or Lord Valentia collections. The woodcut illustrations were produced by the noted Victorian illustrator and engraver, Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt FSA. Compared to Mayer's 1852 catalogue there are more detailed descriptions for inscribed objects such as stelae, giving names and titles and the character of the text. Much of this information was provided by Samuel Birch of the British Museum who visited the collections in March 1877.


Previous owners

  • Hermann Philip

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-13
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Henry Crosfield

    Owned from: 1861-04-13
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1861-04-16
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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