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Funerary cone of Aanen

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Funerary cone fragment of pinkish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head end carries a circular stamp with stamp with three divided columns of hieroglyphic text, mildly faded, that identifies the owner as "One honored by Osiris, the Scribe Aanen" (imAxy xr Wsir sS Aann). ...

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Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga. 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 172


Height x diameter: 5.7 x 8.3 cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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