Funerary Cone of Ramose



A complete pottery funerary cone, stamped on the round end with the name and title of the deceased, Ramose who lived during the 25th Dynasty. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: “King's scribe, seal-bearer of the King of Lower Egypt, sole and beloved companion, eyes of the King of Upper Egypt, ears of the King of Lower Egypt, overseer of the double treasury of the Lord of the Two Lands Taharqo justified, Ramose justified, born of the mistress of the house Thesmehetper justified. Transliteration of the text: sS-nswt xtmw-bjtj smr watj n mrwt jrtj nswt anxwj bjtj jmj-rA prwj-HD n nb tAwj thrq mAa-xrw ra-ms mAa-xrw jrt n nbt pr Ts-mHt-pr mAa-xrw. Compare with examples in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in H.M. Stewart; "Mummy Cases and Inscribed Funerary Cones in the Petrie Collection" (1986), p. 67-8, No. 127. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Worn, chipped, surface loss, surface dirt.