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Funerary cone of Amenemhat

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing; traces of light priming. Circular stamp on head with four horizontal registers of raised hieroglyphic text identifying owner. Translation of text: "Osiris Overseer of Scribes, Overseer of Household...

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Provenance

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, Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, Dynasty 21–30, 1070–332 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 395

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.1 x 7.9 cm (1 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1796

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements