Used as architectural decoration, funerary cones were probably arranged in rows along the upper edge of private tomb facades. The cones were made of clay and the flat end stamped with the name and titles of the tomb owner before the cone was fired. This cone was made for a royal scribe named Paeriy. It is of conical form, the oval face with impressed text in raised relief that reads: "The Scribe Paeriy ". There are finger impressions to the sides of the cone where it was originally handled.
Reference: Macadam and Davies, "Corpus of Inscribed Funerary Cones," #576
Daressy #: 291
Remarks: One example was found by Winlock below TT 252 (01-281 in Davies's notebook). Unknown examples were found around (?) TT 71 (Ibid.). Many examples were found in TT 295 (Ibid.). 22 examples were unearthed from TT 296 (Feucht 1985: 148, Taf. LXX III.). See also 05-055 in Macadam's DALEX file 1 and 06-081, 105, & 110 in his DALEX file 2.
Condition: Intact, the face with wear, crack to the side but overall in very good condition for such objects. Museum-quality custom mount.
Tomb number: TT295 Paeriy (Djehutymose)
Dimensions: Face diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 inches) ; Length: 21.5 cm (8.5 inches)
Provenance:Private collection of Dr. U. Mueller, Switzerland, acquired between 1968 - 1978.