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grave marker
Funerary Cone - from ancient Egypt (c 350 BCE), North Africa. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept
 
Summary:
E050852 - 15/6/1943, grave marker, , , , Egypt, Africa, North
Item Name:
grave marker
Label:
Funerary cone made of clay. Egypt 350 BCE The inscription reads 'For the priest of Amen, Lord of Karnak, Shepmeth, the son of Hekebe'. Funerary cones were set into the space above the entrance to a tomb. They were inscribed with the name of the deceased so that he/she retained his/her identity in the afterlife.
Keywords:
archaeology
funerary
pottery
amulet
symbol
hierarchy
Country:
Egypt
Collection Area:
Africa, North
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
15/06/1943
Registration Number:
E050852
Associated Stories:
Ancient Egyptian Archaeology Collection
Egyptian Mummification
Images
1:
Funerary Cone - from ancient Egypt (c 350 BCE), North Africa. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept
2:
Funerary Cone - from ancient Egypt (c 350 BCE), North Africa. Detail of heiroglyphics indicating who is buried in the tomb. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept
3:
Hieroglyphic inscription from the funerary cone, indicating who is buried in the tomb. Ancient Egypt, North Africa. 
Australian Museum