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Funerary cone of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Circular stamp on head end with hieroglyphic text in an undivided field; impression is extremely faint and indistinct, but the text would be expected to identify the owner. Funerary cones were components of a...

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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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom to Late Period, Dynasty 18–30, 1550–332 B.C.


Height x diameter: 6.1 x 10.2 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.)

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The Ancient World


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