sindon, fluted round the loins. The feet of this specimen are broken off, and
there is a plinth behind, pierced. 1-J in. high. Blue porcelain.
46. Athor, upper part of the goddess, wearing the solar disk and
cow's horns on her head, body draped. Pierced. \ in. long. Bright-green
47. Ra, the Sun, hawk-headed, wearing long head-attire, namms, tunic, senti,
round the loins ; hands pendent, left foot advancing, walking on a pedestal, plinth
behind, pierced. Ra is the principal deity of the Egyptian Pantheon, a form
of the Sun considered at a later period to be the midday sun. One of his
appellations was Harema^tj or Harmachis. The solar orb was considered to be
his egg, and Ra to proceed or emanate from the Nu or abyss of Heaven ; born
of Neith, in her type of the cow the mother of Ra. He sailed through the
celestial ether in a boat attended by other solar deities, and his name is found
attached to other gods of this class. His distinguishing type was the head of a
hawk, surmounted by a disk, on which was an urajus. | in. high. Lapis lazuli.
48. Similar figure, f in. high. Same material
49. Similar figure. -| in. high. Same material.
50. Similar figure, f in. high. Same material.
51. (Ra.) Similar figure, f in. long. Same material.
52. Similar figure. Plinth not pierced. Same material.
53. Similar figure. 1 in. high. Same material.
54. Similar figure, foot broken. 1 in. high. Same material.
55. Similar figure. Plinth short, rude work. f- in. long. Same material.
56. Tahuti, or Thoth, ibis-headed, wearing a long head-attire, namms, tunic,
senti, round the loins, walking, on a plinth or pedestal, left foot advanced,
plinth behind pierced. This god, distinguished by the head of the ibis, called
in Egyptian hob, or messenger, as the envoy of the gods, was the deity of
language, literature, the arts and sciences, self-born or produced. He was
termed the twice-great, and at later times Trismegistos, or thrice-great, and was
scribe of the gods and of Osiris, or judge of the dead, lord of the sacred words or
hieroglyphs. He was also a lunar god and psychopompos, or conductor of
souls. Pie is stated to have been called the son of Khnum, but he appears
to have been a kind of self-created or existing logos of Egyptian mythology.