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Funerary cone of Padi-Neith

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Funerary cone of pinkish-buff clay with large portion of tapering cone element broken off. Head end carries a circular stamp with four divided rows of hieroglyphic text identifyig the owner. Translation of text: Prince, Mayor Overseer of the Treasury of the Divine Adoratrice...

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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, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 688–332 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 391

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 10.4 x 10.8 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.295

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements