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Funerary cone of Neferhotep and Meryre

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Funerary cone of buff clay with tapering cone element intact. Head carries a rectangular stamp with two divided columns of hieroglyphic text (quite faint towards the bottom, but known in full from parallels) naming the owners as "the Osiris, Chief Scribe of Amen, Neferhotep, True-of-Voice (and)...

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Provenance

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 291

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 25.4 x 7.6 cm (10 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.342

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements