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Funerary cone of Reshepses

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay; cone end missing. Four horizontal registers of hieroglyphic text on the head identify the owner. Translation of text: "One honored by Osiris, Royal Scribe, Overseer of Granaries of Lower Egypt Re-shepses, True-of-Voice." Transliteration: ...

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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 429


Height x diameter: 8.9 x 6.6 cm (3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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