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Funerary cone of Merymose

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off. Considerable remnants of red paint on head end, which also carries a circular stamp of three divided columns of hieroglyphic text. Head slightly battered along bottom edges. Text identifies the owner as "One Honored...

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Probably from tomb 383, Qurnet Murai (Thebes). 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, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III and later, 1390–1295 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Qurnet Murai), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 170


Height x diameter: 3.6 x 6.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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