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Funerary cone of Amenhotep

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay; majority of tapering cone element broaken off and missing. Circular stamp on head has roughly 30% of space occupied by a kneeling figure with arms raised in a posture of adoration; five columns of hieroglyphic text occupy the remaining space and identify...

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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 594

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 6.6 cm (2 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1797

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements