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Funerary cone of Menkeperreseneb

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with traces of red paint. Majority of the tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head is stamped with hieroglyphic text in four columns, which identify the owner; one edge worn. Translation of text: "Osiris Hereditary Noble, Mayor, Royal...

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Probably from Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), possibly tomb 86. 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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 100


Height x diameter: 3.1 x 7 cm (1 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements