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Funerary cone of Djeser-ka

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. 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]). Stamp not centered, such...

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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 558

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.269

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements