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Funerary cone of Merymose

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with stamped impression of three divided columns of hieroglyphs identifying the owner as "One honored by / Osiris, Viceroy (i.e. King's Son) of Kush / Merymose" (imAxy xr / Wsir sA-nsw KS / Mry-Ms). Cones such as this, placed above the entrance to the mud-brick...

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Probably from Thebes (Qurnet Murai), possibly tomb 383. 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 27, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Qurnet Murai), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 170


Length: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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