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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Funerary cone of reddish clay, end portion of tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head stamped with circular impression of hieroglyphic text in undivided field identifying owner as "One honored by Osiris. Acolyte of Amen of the 4th Phyle Amenhotep, True-of-Voice" (imAxy xr Wsir...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga). 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

Possibly Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 151

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 12.7 x 8.6 cm (5 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1812

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements