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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head end retains faint traces of red wash/paint and an off-centered circular stamped impression of hieroglyphic text in an undivided field. The text identifies the owner as "One Honored by Osiris, Acolyte...

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Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga (Thebes). 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

Likely from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 151


Height x diameter: 3.8 x 7.9 cm (1 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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