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Funerary brick of Paser

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Funerary brick fragment possibly employed in similar manner as funerary cones. One side carries three identical circular stamped impressions; the opposite side, with a large fragment broken away, has two. Impressions show varying degrees of clarity. Each impression shows three columns of...

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Provenance

Probably from tomb 367, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (Thebes). By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1427–1400 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 230

Dimensions

Length x width x diameter: 18 x 17 x 5.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.336

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements