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Funerary cone of Amenemopet (called Tjanefer)

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay; portion of tapering cone element broken off and missing; traces of red paint. Circular stamp on head with four columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Translation of text: "One honored by Osiris, Scribe of Grain Accounting of Amen,...

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Probably from Thebes (Asasif), possibly tomb 297. 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 (Asasif), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 73


Height x diameter: 3.8 x 7.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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