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Funerary brick/cone of Kha and Henutawy

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Funerary brick/cone fragment possibly employed in similar manner as true funerary cones, as suggested potentially by its tapering dimensions. Two sides are stamped with identical circular stamped impressions (2 on one side; 1 1/2 on the other). Impressions show varying degrees of clarity, but in...

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Provenance

Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga (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 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Object Place

Likely from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 168

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 19.3 x 18.8 x 6.1 cm (7 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.337

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements