Funerary Cone of Itu card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Funerary Cone of Itu


Currently not on display


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".