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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Fragment of a wedge-shaped funerary cone or a brick fragment employed as a funerary cone, fashioned of reddish clay. Faint traces of red paint. One side stamped with a circular impressions of hieroglyphic text arranged in an undivided field to identify the owner as "One Honored by Osiris,...

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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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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