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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 columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Lower portion of impression somewhat worn. Translation of text: "Trusted confidant of the Lord of the...

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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, 1972)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reigns of Thutmose III–Amenhotep II, 1479–1400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 24

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.8 x 3.5 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1789

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements