Funerary Cone of Tjay



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.