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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Fragment of a brick employed as a funerary cone, fashioned of reddish clay. One side retains faint traces of red paint and two identical circular stamped impressions of hieroglyphic text. The text is arranged in an undivided field and identifies the owner as "One Honored by Osiris, Acolyte of...

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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


Length x width x diameter: 12.3 x 6.8 x 7 cm (4 13/16 x 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements