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Funerary cone of Ruru/Ruty

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone element broken away and missing. Head end carries a circular stamp impression with clear hieroglyphic text in undivided field. The owner is identified as "One honored by Osiris, Chief of the Medjay Ruru/Rwty, True-of-Voice" (imAxy xr...

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Probably from Dra Abu el-Naga (Thebes). 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.

Object Place

Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 158


Height x diameter: 4.8 x 8.9 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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