Terracotta funerary cone for Mery, High priest of Amun under Amenhotep II.
Price: € 1500,--
Size: 12 x 9,5 cm
Period: New Kingdom
Provenance: German collection P.P. 1980's
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In the New Kingdom the temple of Amun in Thebes became an important institution in the administration of Egypt. Its head was the high priest of Amun (Hm-nTr n imn literally 'first god's servant of ... Mery - high priest of Amun under Amenhotep II
"overseer of the priests of Upper and Lower Egypt, high priest of Amun, overseer of the fields of Amun, steward of Amun, overseer of the granaries (of Amun), overseer of the treasury".