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Collection: Museum of Ancient Cultures

Funerary Cone

Inscribed funerary cone of Sobekmose

Accession # MU4777
Creator
Culture Egyptian
Period New Kingdom
Date New Kingdom, Ramesside Period (Dynasty 19-20)
Provenance Thebes. Theban Tomb 275
Material/s Fired clay
Dimensions 8.2cm (l) x 7.2cm (top diameter).
Collection Museum of Ancient Cultures
Source Donated by Gary Dibley. MAC, Macquarie University.
Classification
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A cone shaped clay object with a flat round end bearing an inscription in raised relief consisting of three horizontal lines of hieroglyphs, reading from left to right. This so-called “funerary cone” would have been one of many placed in the façade (front) of a tomb of an official in the Theban necropolis. The text bears the name and title of the tomb owner is one of many measures taken to preserve the identity of the tomb owner. MU4777 bears 3 lines of horizontal text which read; (1) The honoured one before Osiris (2) the Chief wab-priest Sobekmose (3) justified.
  • Syllabus Links
    • Stage 6 Preliminary
      • Investigating Ancient History, The investigation of Ancient sites and sources
      • Features of Ancient Societies, Death and Funerary Customs in Egypt
    • Stage 6 HSC Ancient Societies. Option A New Kingdom Egypt society to the death of Amenhotep III
      • Religion, death and burial, including; funerary customs, rituals and texts (ACHAH278)
      • Religion, death and burial, including; tombs – architecture and decoration. Thebes (ACHAH164)
    • Stage 6 HSC Ancient Societies. Option B New Kingdom Egypt society during the Ramesside Period
      • Religion, death and burial, including; funerary customs (ACHAH144)
      • Religion, death and burial, including; tombs – architecture and decoration. Thebes, Deir el-Medina (ACHAH164)
    • Historical Concepts and Skills; Analysis and use of sources
      • Explain the meaning and value of sources for an historical inquiry (ACHAH007, ACHAH009)
      • Analyse sources to identify and account for the different perspectives of individuals and groups in the past (ACHAH010)
      • Analyse and synthesise evidence from different types of sources to develop reasoned claims (ACHAH008)
      • Identify and analyse problems relating to sources in the investigation of the past (ACHAH011)
    • Historical Concepts and Skills; Historical interpretation
      • Analyse the extent and nature of continuity and change over time (ACHAH001)
    • Historical Concepts and Skills; Historical investigation and research
      • Use evidence from a range of sources to inform investigation and research (ACHAH005)
    • Historical Concepts and Skills; Explanation and communication
      • Develop texts, particularly historical accounts and arguments, supported by relevant evidence from sources (ACHAH013)
  • Online Resources
  • Bibliography/References
    • Davies and Macadam (1957), A Corpus of Inscribed Funerary Cones,/i>. Oxford. no.501.
    • Dibley, Lipkin and Masquelier-Loorius (2009), A compendium of Egyptian Funerary Cones, London. p.157, no.501.
    • Manniche (2005), ‘Funerary Cones’ in Redford (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Oxford.
    • Tristant & Ryan (eds.) (2017), Death is Only the Beginning, Oxford. p.228, cat.45.

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Museum of Ancient Cultures (2018). Funerary Cone, MU4777. https://objectbasedlearning.com//museum-of-ancient-cultures/MU4777 (accessed on: 01 November 2018).

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