Funerary Cone of Itu



Pottery funerary cone, stamped on the round end with the name and title of the deceased. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: “King's herald, overseer of the law court, Itu, called Irinefer" [wHmw-nswt jmj-rA rwyt jtw Dd.n=f jrj-nfr]. The inscription is now very worn and barely visible. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, chipped, surface loss, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 78248: "FUNERAL SEAL CONE. Pottery, red. (Top broken). 3 ½" high. 3" diameter. Egyptian". Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1928 Lot 379: "A stone Slab. 6 in. by 3 in. with cartouche of Ramses II. 19th Dynasty. Egyptian; a Pottery Lid of a canopic jar. With head of Mestba. Modelled and painted. 4 in. high ; an Egyptian alabaster Vase. 4in. High : the Fragment of a Student's Trialpiece. with relief head of a King on either side: and four fragments".