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Funerary cone of Djeser-ka

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Funerary cone of reddish clay. Head stamped with three horizontal lines of hieroglyphs with dividing lines; cone end has been sawed off. Text identifies the owner as "Scribe of Grain Accounting of Amen, Djeser-ka" (sS Hsb-it n Imn Dsr-kA). Funerary cones were components of a frieze, inserted...

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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


Height x diameter: 12.4 x 7 cm (4 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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