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Funerary cone of Montuemhat

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element missing. Circular stamp on head with four divided rows of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner (quite worn and faint at lower right extreme). Translation of text: "Fourth Prophet of Amen, Mayor of The City Montuemhat,...

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Provenance

Probably from Tomb 34, Asasif. 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, Late Period, Dynasty 25–26, reign of Taharqo/Psamtik I, 690–610 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 486

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.8 x 8.9 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.300

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements