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Funerary cone fragment of buff clay with tapering cone end broken off and missing. Head end carries a circular stamp that is almost entirely faded and rather indistinct, but impressed hieroglyphic text (arranged in five divided columns) are expected to identify the owner. Funerary cones were...

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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: 2.8 x 8.3 cm (1 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World


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