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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA FUNERARY CONE

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA FUNERARY CONE


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A fired clay cone with the circular face bearing stamped solar barque on top, two kneeling worshippers on each side with arms raised in adoration, hieroglyphic text between figures. Left side reads "The Osiris, god’s father, prophet who sees the mystery of the horizon, and mayor of the city (Thebes) Basa, true of voice." Right side reads: "The Osiris, sematy-priest of Coptos, councilor, heseku-priest [of Abydos], and king’s acquaintance Basa, true of voice." Late Period, 700-300 B.C. 3 3/4 inches diameter. 1 1/2 inches long. From a Swiss private collection, 1960s-1970s.