face bearded, head wearing long namms; on the head, bronze plumes of four
parts feathered and lily, fluted tunic, s'enti, round the loins, right hand placed
flat on the thiffh. He is seated on a throne. In front is C I (o
j ( i>—»j| ^- Neter nefer neb ta Ra men -^eper. Ra user ma satp
en Amen. "The good god, lord of the two countries. Ra men ^ef-er [pre-
nomen of Thothmes III. of the 18th dynasty]. Ra user Ma, approved of
Ammon [prenomen of Rameses IV. of the 28th dynasty], the giver of life." This
union of the names of the two monarchs is not only remarkable but difficult to
explain, as they do not appear to have had any particular dynastic or family
connection with each other. At each side of these names, which are placed
vertically in front of the pedestal, are small figures wearing the usual head-
attires, each draped in a tunic, s'enti, standing, elevating their hands in
adoration. At the sides of the pedestal are small figures wearing the usual
head-attires, each draped in a tunic, s'enti, standing, elevating their hands in
adoration; a group, symbols of life and strength, fourteen times repeated; and
at the side of the throne in bas-relief are figures of the god Hapi, or Nile,
wearing long head-dresses, the flowers of the lotus and papyrus on the head, stand-
ing, tyeing up the flowers of the lotus and papyrus at the opposite sides of the
emblem ^, sam, or union. Behind them are groups as before of the symbols
of life and strength, and above three papyrus flowers and three birds. 7 in.
high. White stone.
44. Nefer-Tum, son of Ptah and Bast or Bubastis, and third person of the
Memphian Triad, the protector of the world, and apparently a form of the
god Anhor or Onouris, the Egyptian Mars. Nefer-Tum is one of the inferior
gods of the Pantheon. He is human-headed, wearing the long head-dress, namms,
surrounded by the lily lotus, supposed to be placed at the nostril of the Sun.
This has two pendent objects like the counterpoises of collars at the sides, and
is again surmounted by four hawk's feathers. The god is walking, left foot
advanced, with pendent arms, and wears a short tunic, s'enti, round the loins.
2f in. high. Bronze.
45. Nefer-Tum, son of Ptah and Bast, walking, on a pedestal, his left
foot advanced, wearing four hawk's feathers, issuing from the lily of the Sun,
upon his head. On his head a long head-dress, namms, and tunic, s'enti, or