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Funerary cone of Heby

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with majority of tapering cone element sawed off and missing; traces of red paint. Circular stamp on head carries five columns of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Small fragment missing from bottom of head, including small amount of impression. ...

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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, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 15

Dimensions

Length x width: 4.8 x 8 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1806

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements