Funerary cones were bricked into the wall above the entrance of a grave in plaster, so that the flat stamped side was clearly visible. The hieroglyphs give the person’s name, titles, and sometimes a brief inscription or genealogy. This is one of the funerary cones of the fourth prophet of Amon and governor of Thebes, Montemhat. His grave lies in the Theban necropolis, not far from the Temple of Hatshepsut. The four-line inscription on the cone reads: ‘The prince and count, the king’s seal-bearer and only friend, the fourth prophet of Amon, the governor of the city, Montemhat.’


  • Title: Funerary cone
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -0675/-0648
  • Location: Thebe, Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: h24.5 cm
  • Datering: 675-648 BC, Late Periode ; 25e-26e Dynastie
  • Afmetingen: lengte: 24,5 cm
  • Type: funerary cone
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: earthenware

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps