Funerary Cone of Merymose



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. This cone was collected by Florence Nightingale in Egypt, 1850. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Previous repair, surface loss, chipped, surface dirt. There are traces of red paint and white plaster on the surface of the cone. The narrow end is broken and mended. the lower part of inscription is broken off and missing. The Museum lost two funerary cones belonging to Merymose during World War Two (M11267 and M11270).