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Funerary cone of Dedu

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Funerary cone fragment of pinkish-buff clay with tapering cone end broken off and missing; traces of light priming. Circular stamp on head with five divided columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Translation of text: "Captain of (the ship) 'Beloved-of-Amen,' Standard-bearer ...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (el-Khokha), possibly tomb 200. 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, reigns of Thutmose III–Amenhotep II, 1479–1400 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (el-Khokha), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 22

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.2 x 7.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1803

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements