Birch, Samuel   [Hrsg.]
Catalogue of the collection of Egyptian antiquities at Alnwick Castle — London, 1880

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egyptian pantheon.

knees raised, holding life, 8nfc in his hand; on the knees on a basket, having
a ring beneath to attach it as a small bead or pendant to a collar, fin. long.
Blue 'porcelain.

75. Hawk-headed deity, one of the solar type, as Ea, Socharis, or Horus ;
seated, mummied, with the knees raised, on a plinth, behind is a ring unfinished
and not pierced. |- in. long. Green felspar.

76. Similar hawk-headed deity, § in. long. Same material.

77. Another similar figure, f- in. long. Same material.

78. Group of the gods Tum or Atum, the Tomos of the Greek inscriptions,
and the goddess Isis. Tum is human-headed, wearing the psxent or crown of
Upper and Lower Egypt, with an urseus serpent in front, a collar, usx, round
the neck, and tunic, s'enti, round the loins: his left arm is pendent, and at his
right side is the goddess Isis, on whose back he places his right hand. Isis
wears in her celestial character the disk and horns, and a cylindrical ornament
or modius with twelve ursei: her right hand is placed under her bosom, her
left is laid on the back of the god Tum. Behind are two perpendicular lines
of hieroglyphs, facing right:




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1 Tut an Turn 6ai neb Qabt.

2 Tut an Asi ur mut neb Qabt.

"Said by Tum, the chief, the lord of Kabt [Coptos]."

"Said by Isis, the great, the mother-goddess, lady of
Kabt [Coptos]."

The inscriptions on these small statues often begin ' Said —' without giving
the speech, apparently for want of room, the words supposed to be uttered by
the gods being left out. This union of Tum and Isis is unusual, and the object
itself probably came from Coptos. It is apparently not of a very early period.
3J in. high. Dark steatite.

79. S'tj, the Sos, or Egyptian Hercules, son of the Sun and brother of
Tef or Tefnu: the two forming the Egyptian Gemini, or constellation of that name,
in the human type; as a man wearing a long head-dress, namms, and tunic,
s'enti, kneeling on the left knee, profile to the right, elevating on his head the
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