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An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE

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An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE
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An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE:
Medium: Clay
Of conical form, the oval face with finely impressed text in raised relief that reads: "The venerated one in the presence of Osiris, the king's son of Kush Merymose."One of the longest-serving Viceroys of Kush, Merymose occupied his post for over thirty years during the reign of Amenhotep III. He commanded the soldiery during the only military expedition of Amenhotep’s reign when a troublesome coalition of Bedu tribes rebelled in the region of Ibhet. Merymose recruited an army of Nubians and the rebellion was suppressed. Amenhotep then undertook a triumphal tour deep into the south of Nubia, bringing back quantities of gold for the adornment of his pylon in the temple of Amun at Karnak. Merymose’s victory is commemorated on the reverse of a standing rock near the village of Tombos; on the front is a stele proclaiming a similar viceroy, in the same region, of King Thutmose I, a century earlier. Merymose ruled the south from his capital at Mi’am modern Aniba. No doubt because of his close relationship with the king, he was granted a tomb at Thebes. He was also provided with three magnificent sarcophagi, carved in diorite and covered with ritual scenes and inscriptions, such provision was highly unusual for a non-royal official, no matter how high his rank. He has been referred to as a son of Amenhotep III. This may be a misinterpretation of the title King's Son of Kush.

Dimensions: Length: 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Reference No: 059

PROVENANCE: Private collection of Dr. U. Mueller, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1978.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Tail missing, but overall intact.
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An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE

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0030: An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE

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An Egyptian Funerary Cone for the King's Son of Kush, Merymose, New Kingdom, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE, ca. 1390 - 1352 BCE:
Medium: Clay
Of conical form, the oval face with finely impressed text in raised relief that reads: "The venerated one in the presence of Osiris, the king's son of Kush Merymose."One of the longest-serving Viceroys of Kush, Merymose occupied his post for over thirty years during the reign of Amenhotep III. He commanded the soldiery during the only military expedition of Amenhotep’s reign when a troublesome coalition of Bedu tribes rebelled in the region of Ibhet. Merymose recruited an army of Nubians and the rebellion was suppressed. Amenhotep then undertook a triumphal tour deep into the south of Nubia, bringing back quantities of gold for the adornment of his pylon in the temple of Amun at Karnak. Merymose’s victory is commemorated on the reverse of a standing rock near the village of Tombos; on the front is a stele proclaiming a similar viceroy, in the same region, of King Thutmose I, a century earlier. Merymose ruled the south from his capital at Mi’am modern Aniba. No doubt because of his close relationship with the king, he was granted a tomb at Thebes. He was also provided with three magnificent sarcophagi, carved in diorite and covered with ritual scenes and inscriptions, such provision was highly unusual for a non-royal official, no matter how high his rank. He has been referred to as a son of Amenhotep III. This may be a misinterpretation of the title King's Son of Kush.

Dimensions: Length: 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
Reference No: 059

PROVENANCE: Private collection of Dr. U. Mueller, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1978.

OUR GUARANTEE: We hereby certify the above item to be authentic and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance. We strictly adhere to the code of Conduct established by the Association of Dealers & Collectors of Ancient & Ethnographic Art and have established, to the best of our ability, the object(s) have not been illegally obtained from the country of origin, excavation, architectural monument, public institution or private property. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every object.
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Tail missing, but overall intact.

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