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Funerary cone of Huy

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Funerary cone of reddish clay, tapering cone element broken off and missing; traces of red paint. Head end carries a stamp with four columns of hieroglyphic text with dividing lines. Text identifies the owner as "One Honored by Osiris, Royal Scribe Huy of the temple which is in the City(?),...

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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 65

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.9 x 7.4 cm (3 1/2 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.313

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements