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Funerary cone of Tjay

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Funerary cone fragment of buff clay with tapering cone element broken off and missing. Circular head end carries two identical impressions of oval stamps, each of two divided columns of hieroglyphic text that carry an offering formula for the owner; somewhat worn and indistinct with two...

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Probably from 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, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 311


Height x diameter.: 4.1 x 8.9 cm (1 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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