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

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egyptian pantheon.

goddess Sefe^, and mistress of Sesennu or Hermopolis, companion of the god
Thoth. She appears also to be a lower avatar of the goddess Athor. l^in. high.

Red sandstone.

161. Similar figure of Nahamua, standing, wearing on her head her dis-
tinctive emblem of a doorway, having a lituus at each side. She wears a long
garment, ber right hand is raised as if holding a papyrus sceptre, -^u, or one in
shape of a kukupha ; her left is pendent and clenched in the attitude of holding
a symbol of life, but both these emblems are wanting. She stands on a square
plinth. 7% in. high. Bronze.

162. Nahamua, or Nemesis, wearing a fish, her attribute, on her head :
walking, left foot advanced, draped, and pendent arms; the plinth behind
pierced. 1J in. high. Blue porcelain.

163. Osiris (Asari), the Egyptian Dionysos and Hades or Pluto, the most
universal god of the Egyptian Pantheon, son of Seb, Saturn or Chronos, and
Nut or Rhea, mystical ruler of Egypt, destroyed by his brother Set or Typhon,
and his limbs found and reconstructed by his wife and sister Isis: hence the
model of all mummies, the deceased being fashioned and named after him. He
is represented standing, wearing on his head the crown, atef, having a conical
crown in the centre, terminating in a knob or rose, and an ostrich feather,
emblem of the goddess Truth at each side, both feathers symbolizing the Hall
of the two Truths, in which the great or final judgment of the dead took place
in his presence, when seated on his throne before the balance and the 42
daimons or assessors of the dead. The atef is laid upon the twisted horns of a
goat, and in front is the urseus serpent, Mahen, so often seen on the foreheads
or symbolical caps of deities, or kings. This form is enveloped in bandages, mer
em hebs, out of which his hands come, the right holding the crook, liek, emblem
of rule, and the left the whip, neyerfo also symbol of power or dominion. This
whip has three thongs, and is seen in the hands of the god Khem, Amsi, or
Amen Horus. It is broken. 9^ in. high. Bronze.

164. Similar figure of Osiris, holding a long bent crook in his left hand,
and the three-thonged whip in his right; wearing a collar, us^, round the neck.
7£ in. high. Same material.

165. Similar figure of Osiris without collar, and having a flat disk, aten,
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