Funerary cone of Tjay

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Davies & MacAdam 311


Length x diameter: 14.2 x 8.3 cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way