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Funerary cone of Amenemhat and Sat-Amen

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Funerary cone fragment of buff clay with majority of tapering cone end broken off and missing; traces of red paint. Circular stamp on head with raised hieroglyphic text in four columns identifying the owner. Translation of text: "Ka-priest Amenemhat (and) his wife, Lady of the House...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (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 x 6.3 cm (1 15/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1800

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements