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Funerary cone of Neferhotep and Meryre

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Funerary cone of buff clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Head carries a rectangular stamp (slightly distorted) with two divided columns of hieroglyphic text naming the owners as "the Osiris, Chief Scribe of Amen, Neferhotep, True-of-Voice (and) his sister Lady of the House...

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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 291


Height x diameter: 5.1 x 7 cm (2 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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