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Funerary cone of Neferhotep

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Funerary cone of reddish clay; tapering cone element largely missing. Circular stamp on head with hieroglyphic text in undivided register to identify the owner. The text reads: "Fourth Prophet of Amen, Neferhotep, True-of-Voice" (Hm-nTr 4-nw n Imn nfr-Htp mAa xrw). Small chips missing from...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna). 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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Object Place

Possibly Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 301

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 7.6 cm (1 3/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1817

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements