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Funerary cone of Wershu and Henut

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Funerary cone fragment of reddish clay with tapering cone or wedge-shaped element broken off and missing. Roughly square head end carries two different oval stamps, each respectively for a husband and wife, with hieroglyphic text identifying each. Left stamp: "Chief of Weavers of Amen,...

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Provenance

Probably from 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 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 340 & 308

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.2 x 7 cm (4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.72.312

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements