Funerary Cone of Tjay



Pottery funerary cone, with the same two seal impressions stamped side by side 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]. The inscription consists of two columns of text divided by a line. 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."