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Funerary cone Amenemopet

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay; much of tapering cone element broken of and missing; ample traces of red paint. Circular stamp on the head identifies the owner as "Captain of Bowmen, Overseer of Hunters Amenemopet" (Hry-pDt imy-r nww Imn-m-ipt). Funerary cones were components of a...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (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

Possibly Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 304

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6 x 7.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1785

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements