Funerary cone of Tjay
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
Davies & MacAdam 311
Length x diameter: 14.2 x 8.3 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Funerary cone of reddish clay with complete cone element; head end carries two identical oval stamps, each containing two column of hieroglyphic text topped by a representation of a funerary/solar bark.
The text reads:
” An offering which the king gives to Osiris, Lord of Eternity, Ruler of Infinity,
who made heaven. The chief merchant (?), Tjay, True-of-Voice”
Htp-di-nsw Wsir nb HH HqA Dt
ir n pt…Aa TjAy
Davies and Macadam #311.
Probably from Thebes (Sheikh Abd el-Qurna). By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1782)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way