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Funerary cone of Amenemhat and Sat-Amen

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Funerary cone fragment of red clay. Tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head bears circular stamp with hieroglyphic text arranged in four columns. Fragment chipped off from head. Translation of text: "Ka-priest Amenemhat (and) his wife, Lady of the House Sat-Amen, ...

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Provenance

Probably fromThebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), possibly Tomb A.1. 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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 110

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 6.3 cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1782

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements