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Funerary cone of Amenhotep and Qedetmeret

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Funerary cone fragment of buff clay with tapering cone end broken off and missing. Head bears a square stamp with hieroglyphic text in three undivided columns identfying the owners as "Overseer of Craftsmen of Min and of Isis, Amenhotep, True-of-Voice and his sister, Lady of the House...

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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 from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 192

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.2 x 7.7 cm (1 5/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1790

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements