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Funerary cone of Userhat

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Funerary cone of reddish clay. Circular stamp on head shows four horizontal registers of hieroglyphic text identifying the owner. Fragment of head and stamped text missing. Translation of text: "One honored by Osiris Wab-priest, Scribe of the Treasury of Amen, Userhat, son of the...

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Provenance

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 415

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 18.7 x 7.6 cm (7 3/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

72.1776

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements