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Funerary cone of Penamen

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Funerary cone of reddish clay, wedge-shaped proportions. Tapering cone element largely intact. Ovoid head end carries stamped hieroglyphic text, somewhat indistict in sections, identifying the owner as "Page Penamen" (Xrd n kAp pn-Imn). Potential alternate reading: "Page of Amen" (Xrd n kAp...

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Provenance

Possibly from 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 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 341

Dimensions

Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) Width x length: (head) 3.5 x 6 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.308

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements