Image: Ancient Egyptian funerary cone
Ancient Egyptian earthenware funerary cone dated at 350 BCE.
The inscription, written in heiroglyphs, 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 or she retained their identity in the afterlife.
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