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Funerary cone of Nebseny

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Funerary cone fragment of red clay. Majority of tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head bears circular stamp with hieroglyphic text identifying the owner as "Wab-priest of the House of His Majesty(?), Nebseny" (wab n Hm.f Nb-sny). Edges slightly chipped. Funerary cones were...

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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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 275


Height x diameter: 4.7 x 7.3 cm (1 7/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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