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Funerary cone of Didu

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay; majority of tapering cone element broken off and missing. Circular stamp on head with five divided columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Impression largely intact. Translation of text: "Trusted confidant of the Lord of the Two Lands ...

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Provenance

Probably from Khokha. 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–, 1479–1400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 24

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.5 x 9.1 cm (1 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.301

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements