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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; traces of pinkish paint. 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). Edges and part of text somewhat...

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Probably from Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), possibly tomb 150. 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.

Object Place

Thebes (Dra Abu el-Naga), Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 255


Height x diameter.: 4.5 x 7.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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