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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with much of the tapering cone end missing. Oval stamp with hieroglyphic text on circular head identifies the owner: "Scribe of Cattle Accounting Amen-hotep" (sS Hsb-iHw Imn-Htp). Funerary cones were components of a frieze, inserted above the doors of private...

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Provenance

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.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 349

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.3 x 7 cm (1 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1770

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements