Funerary Cone of Merymose card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Funerary Cone of Merymose


Currently not on display


Pottery funerary cone that was once used an architectural decoration on the exterior of a tomb. The flat end of the pottery cone was stamped with three columns of hieroglyphs before the cone was fired. The inscription records the name and titles of the tomb owner: "The revered one before Osiris, the King's son of Kush, Merymose". Merymose (Mr-ms) is sometimes referred to as 'viceroy of Kush') and lived during the reign of Amenhotep III. 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).