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Funerary cone of Montuemhat

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Funerary cone fragment of light reddish clay; majority of tapering cone end sawed off and missing. Circular stamp on head carries four horizontal bands of hieroglyphic text indentifying the owner. Small chips missing from edges of the head. Translation of text: Fourth Prophet of Amen,...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (Asasif), possibly tomb 34. 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, reigns of Taharqo–Ps, 690–610 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes (Asasif), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 486

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.2 x 7.9 cm (7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1788

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements