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

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18 egyptian pantheon.


round the loins; walking, on pedestal; fine work; plinth behind, pierced. 1J-in. -^fig
Light-blue 'porcelain. jjjfig

127. xNUM> nea(^ °f ^ns as a ram' wearing the sun's disk, 011 which
are two uraoi; plinth behind, pierced. 1 in. long. Blue porcelain.

128. Similar head of the god xNUM > plinth behind, broken. § in. long.
Green glazed steatite.

129. ^num, head of this god as a ram, wearing the Sun's disk as ^xum
Ra or Chnoumis, a form of Amen Ra ; on the disk are two ursei serpents :
phnth behind, pierced. 1^ in. long. Green porcelain.

130. Pantheistic figure, probably a form of ^num or Chnoumis, ram-headed,
wearing the crown, atef, with conical cap and two ostrich feathers, the body below
like a bird, bent legs. These figures appear at the 2Cth dynasty and later, and
are probably later forms of the god ^num connected with the type of Ptah-
Socharis-Osiris, and having therefore the mystical attributes of both deities : on
the back a reeded ring. 1JZ in high. Pale-green porcelain.

131. Tahuti or Thoth, the Egyptian Hermes or Mercury, inventor of the arts
and sciences, lord of hieroglyph or letters, and scribe of the gods, a self-produced
deity, lord of Sesen or Esmun, Hermopolis, the patron god of scribes and litera-
ture, connected also with Aah or the moon, and having, like xoxs> a lunar type,
as the Hermes Psychopompos, or Conductor of Souls to the Moon or Hades,
where he records the final judgment of the dead who addressed to him the 14
litanies of justification or the crown of truth, half the number of the days of
the lunar month. Figures of this god in porcelain, apparently from the outer
network of mummies, are common, and are principally of a late time; they are
also not uncommon in other materials, as bronze, lapis lazuli, and glass. This
deity has always the head of the Ibis, called in Egyptian Hob, the 'messenger,'
and referring to the character of Tahuti as the messenger of the gods. A female
type of this deity has been found. He wears a long head-dress, namms, on the
head, and a fluted tunic, s'enti, round the loins; walking, the left foot advanced,
part between the legs reserved, arms pendent: plinth up the back behind,
pierced. 1 in. high. Light green porcelain.

132. Similar figure of THOin. 1 in. high. Light-blue porcelain.

133. Similar figure of Thoth. 1 in. high. Same material.

134. Similar figure of Thoth. Fine work. 1-j in. high. Same material.
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