Funerary Cone of Ruru card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Funerary Cone of Ruru


Currently not on display


Pottery funerary cone, stamped on the round end with the name and title of the deceased. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: “Revered one before Osiris, chief of the medjay, Ruru justified" [ jmAxy xr Asjr wr n mDAw rwrw mAa-xrw]. Broken, with only the stamped round end preserved. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, label adhered, worn, surface dirt. Part of a small group of objects from the William Hood collection, found at Nettleham Hall in a box after the sale of his collection at Sotheby's 11 November 1924. Purchased by Norwich Castle Museum (127.940) and then entered Liverpool's collection in 1956.