Funerary Cone of Merymose



A complete pottery funerary cone, stamped on the white painted round end with the name and title of the deceased. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Revered one before Osiris, king's son of Kush, Merymose" [jmAxy xr Asjr sA-nswt n kS mry-ms]. Merymose held the important role of "king's son of Kush" in the reign of Amenhotep III of the Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1390 -1352 BC). Kush was an ancient kingdom in Nubia, centered along the Nile Valley in what is now northern Sudan and southern Egypt. Merymose was buried at Thebes in a tomb now called Theban Tomb [TT] 383 from were this funerary cone was removed. The Museum lost two funerary cones of Merymose during the Second World War, accession numbers M11267 and M11270.