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Funerary cone of Montuemhat and Shepenmut

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Funerary cone of reddish-buff clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head end carries a circular stamp with four divided rows of hieroglyphic text to identify the owners. Translation of text: "One Honored by Osiris Fourth Prophet of Amen, Montuemhat, True-of-Voice, ...

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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, Likely Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 420


Height x diameter: 5.1 x 8.9 cm (2 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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