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Funerary cone of Hekanefer

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with cone element partially intact. Slight traces of red paint. Head carries a circular stamp with hieroglyphic text arranged in five horizontal registers. Owners are identified as the "Overseer of Wab-priests of Amen of the Royal Ka of MenKheperre, in...

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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, possibly Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 393

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 15.5 x 8.3 cm (6 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.283

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements