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Egyptian Cone of Djehuty-Nefer, 18th Dyn., 1570-1293 BC

Egyptian Cone of Djehuty-Nefer, 18th Dyn., 1570-1293 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1211267
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Very rare cone for the overseer of the treasury Djehuty-Nefer reading: (1) The king’s scribe, (2) the overseer of the treasury, Djehuty-Nefer, (3) his wife, the lady of the house, Mery.
The type was first found in a Geneva collection and described by Jean-Luc Chappaz in 1981. It is thus unattested with Davies/Macadam, but registered as cone A.07 with Vivó/Costa, 1998.
This is the second known example besides the mentioned Geneva cone.
Surface worn in places with remains of white and red pigment. Point missing.
Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC
D. broadest 7.4 cm (2.9 in)
L. 7.6 cm (3 in)

Ex collection of Dr. Ulrich Müller, Switzerland, acquired between 1968 and 1978.

Literature: Chappaz, Jean-Luc. 1981. "Fichier permanent des antiquites Egyptiennes (et Egyptisantes) des collections privées Romandes II", in BSÉG 5 (1981), 79-92.
Vivó, Jaume and Costa, Salvador. 1998. "Funerary Cones Unattested in the Corpus of Davies and Macadam (Annex I)", in BSEG 22 (1998), pp. 59-72.

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