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Funerary cone of Menkheperreseneb

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with traces of white priming. Much of the tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head is stamped with hieroglyphic text in four columns, which identify the owner. Translation of text: "Osiris Hereditary Noble, Mayor, Royal Seal-bearer, High...

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Probably from Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III, 1479–1425 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 100


Length x diameter: 14.9 x 7.6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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