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Funerary cone of Tjay

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Funerary cone of reddish clay with complete cone element; head end carries two identical oval stamps, each containing two column of hieroglyphic text topped by a representation of a funerary/solar bark. The text reads: " An offering which the king gives to Osiris, Lord of Eternity, Ruler of...

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Probably from Thebes (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, 1782)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 311


Length x diameter: 14.2 x 8.3 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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