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Funerary cone of Ameny

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with much of tapering cone component sawed off and missing. Hieroglyphic text stamped on circular head identifies the owner as "Osiris, Scribe of the Army of the Lord of the Two Lands Ameny" (Wsir sS mSa n nb tA.wy Imn.i). Funerary cones were components of a...

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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 292

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 3.8 x 7.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1769

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements