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Funerary cone of Qen

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This is a funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Traces of light priming remain. A circular stamp on the head carries hieroglyphic text in an undivided register to identify the owner as "High Priest of Mut, Lord of Ishru, Qen, True-of-Voice"...

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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 538

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.7 x 8.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4736

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements