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]. CONDITION NOTE 1998: incomplete, worn, pitted, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 13479; Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 26 June - 6 July 1922 (MacGregor Collection) lot no. 1705: "Three tables of Offering, in unglazed pottery with models of the food, three Cones, with impressions at the wide ends; a boat-shaped Vessel, a large Dish, in red glazed terra-cotta; and four unglazed earthenware Lids of Canopic Jars, with heads of Mestha, Hapi, Tuamutef and Qebsennuf, the latter from Esna, Garstang's excavations."