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Funerary cone of Djeserka

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with tapering cone element largely intact. Head end carries a stamp with three horizontal lines of hieroglyphic text 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...

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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: 16.8 x 7.4 cm (6 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.274

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements