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

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28 egyptian pantheon.

is the lock, rut. The body is entirely naked; the left foot advanced ; the right
arm is pendent, the left broken off. These figures are mostly of the later
time of Egyptian, about the 26th dynasty, when the type of the youthful Harpa-
Xrat, or ' Horus the child,' became prevalent. In this character the god repre-
sented the youthful or nascent sun, and as such appeared in the solar disk
at the first hour of the day. He was also the Beginning or Commencement,
as the later types of Har or Horus, hawk-headed, wearing the ps^ent,
represented the more fully developed form of the solar god. 4-f in. high.
Sycamore wood.

271. Cippus, or tablet, representing in relief Harpa^rat, or the youthful
Horus, standing on crocodiles, full face, holding snakes. Above is the head of
the god Bes. On the reverse is the boat of the Sun; a crocodile, emblem of
Sebak, winged, or with a whip at the side, seated on a pylon; another animal,
perhaps a jackal, on the same; a pylon, with cornice of three uroei, and an
owl or emblem of the soul; a hawk on a pylon, and some other indistinct
objects. in. high. Light steatite.

272. Small tablet, hatu, or cippus, having on one side in bas-relief the
youth Harpa^RAT, or Harpocrates, standing naked, full face, wearing only the
skull-cap with the lock of hair, rut, at the left side of the head, and collar,
us% round the neck. In his right hand he holds a scorpion and three
snakes; in the left as many snakes, a scorpion, and lion. At the right side is
the standard of the god Mentu-Ka, in shape of a lotus flower, surmounted by
a hawk, wearing two hawk's feathers. At the left side is that of the god
Nefer-Tum, consisting of a papyrus flower, surmounted by the four hawk's
feathers. Behind and engraved in outline on the background are two hawk-
headed deities, each holding kukupha or dog-headed sceptres, uasem, and standing
facing each other. At the side are three lines of hieroglyphs facing to the
right. They are not very legible. On the back are three divisions.

(1.) The Xu q2/] or Sun in a disk, on the horizon; ^num, or Chnoumis,
ram-headed, quadrifrons, and two wings, the right hand holding a whip, the
left a crook. On each side stand three cynocephali erect, holding up their hands
in adoration. Below are three lines =. (2.) In the second division is a hawk,
standing facing to the right, with lifted human arms; an oryx; the god Thoth
wearing on his head the dtef, crown, and a tunic, s'enti, round the loins,
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