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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Funerary cone of reddish clay; majority of tapering cone end sawed off and missing. Cuircular stamp on head carries four columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Translation of text: "One honored by Osiris, his wife, Lady of the House Amenhotep begotten of Wab-priest of...

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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 52

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.1 x 7.6 cm (1 5/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1793

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements