Funerary Cone of Tjay card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Funerary Cone of Tjay


Currently not on display


Pottery funerary cone, stamped twice on the round end with the name and title of the deceased. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: " An offering that the king gives to Osiris, lord of eternity, ruler of eternity. Done (Given) to the chief of the merchants, Tjay justified" [Htp-dj-nswt Asjr nb nHH HqA Dt jrj.n Hrj Swtj TAy mAa-xrw]. There are saw marks visible where the cone end was removed. Only one side of the text is still legible, the other side being damaged. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface loss, chipped, pitted, label adhered, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no.66518: FUNERAL LOAF Pottery, the form of truncated cone, on the base of which is stamped an inscription. 1¾" high, 3½" diameter. From Thebes. Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 12 November 1928 Lot 225: "Table of Offerings": a specimen of Mummy Cloth; various Ushabti Figures; a wooden Mask; and other Antiquities, many from Thebes, in large glazed case." Compare with 1973.1.457.