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Funerary cone of Heby

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone end broken off and missing. Very faint traces of red wash/paint along one edge. Circular stamp (faint) on head end carries five divided columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Large fragment broken from head's lower left...

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Provenance

Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga. 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, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

Object Place

Likely from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 15

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.3 x 8.3 cm (2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.317

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements