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Funerary cone of Menkheperreseneb

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Funerary cone fragment with cone end missing with traces of white priming; circular stamp on head of cone with four horizontal registers of hieroglyphic text that identify the owner as "Royal Scribe, Overseer of the Dual Granary of Upper and Lower Egypt Menkheperreseneb, True-of-Voice with the...

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Probably from Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), possibly tomb 79. 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 493


Height x diameter.: 14 x 6 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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