In order to investigate the historical distribution of cones, merely dating them back to periods such as 'the New Kingdom' or 'the 18th Dynasty' is ineffective. This is because appropriate historical distribution can only determined when the dates of the cones are restricted to a shorter time span. Therefore, cones with a broad date range are disregarded here but those which are dated within the reign of three kings have been analysed.
Considering this restriction I made the table below, referring to the catalogue, that shows the number of cones and that of their owners date by date. It should be noted that cones that extend over the reign of more than one king have been included in all the relevant periods. In other words, the number of cones listed for a particular period includes the total number of cones dating to that period.
Following two charts are for picking things quickly.
They illustrate how frequent each phase saw cone owners and cones themselves. As you can soon find, funerary cones were the most prosperous from phase II to III (the reigns of Thutmose I to Amunhotep III), or more concretely speaking, as shown in the table above, from the reign of Hatshepsut to that of Thutmose IV.
|Image gallery||Macadam's unpublished
manuscripts in Sudan
|Museum Holdings||Cones not listed|
on Davies & Macadam
Last updated on 7th Oct. 2013.