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Funerary cone of Userhat

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with majority of cone element broken off and missing. Deeply impressed circular stamp on the head with hieroglyphic text identifying the owner as "Overseer of the Cattle of Amen, Userhat" (imy-r iHw n Imn Wsir-HAt). Left portion of head missing...

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Provenance

Probably from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga). 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, 1550–1295 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 255

Dimensions

Depth x length: 5.7 x 7.9 cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.281

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements