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Funerary cone of Djeser-ka

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with tapering cone end intact. Head stamped with three horizontal lines of hieroglyphs with dividing lines. Text identifies the owner as "Scribe of Grain Accounting of Amen, [Djeser-ka]" (sS Hsb-it n Imn [Dsr-kA]). Fragment chipped away from bottom of head....

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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 559

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 55.9 x 16 cm (22 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.268

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements