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Funerary cone of Ruru/Ruty

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Funerary cone of wedge-shape, or possibly a mud brick, formed of reddish clay. Identical circular stamp impressions, two on each of adjacent sides, with hieroglyphic text in undivided register field identifying the owner as "One honored by Osiris, Chief of the Medjay Ruru/Rwty, True-of-Voice"...

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Probably from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), possibly tomb A.3. 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: 18.3 x 16.8 cm (7 3/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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