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

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wera ^ew^ neter api en Amen Ra suten neteru ur haut sdsanq ma
X>"u suten sa neb tata Amen meri TJasarkan sa f yent neter api en
Amen Ra suten neteru Harsahesi ma^u Mut f Hes em pe Nasnebas'er
en han. t f Hesi neb qabu.t ta o dn-% ta.

"Made by the high priest of Amen Ra, king of the gods, great leader
Shashank, justified royal son of the lord of the world, Amenmeri Uasarkan
his son, the high priest of Amen Ra, king of the gods, Harsahesi, his mother,
the singer of heaven, Nasnebasheru to his mistress, Isis lady of Coptos who
gives life ..."

It appears from these dedications that the little figure of the god Bes was
dedicated to Isis, the lady of Coptos or of the town of Neteru, by one of the
family of the kings of the 22nd dynasty named Shashank, and a high priest
of the god Amen Ra. He may be Shashank II., successor of Osorkon II.,
but great confusion prevails about the 22nd dynasty and the arrangement of
the names of the kings and princes of that line. The present inscription
describes Shashank as the son of Osorchon, having for his mother a lady
entitled 'singer in Heaven,' an unusual phrase, the antithesis to which how-
ever is found as 'singer in Karneter or Hades,' probably intended to mark
the difference between those who sang the psalms of the gods or dirges of
the dead. His son's name, it appears, was Harsihesi or Harsiesis. It is
valuable as showing the prevalence of the worship of the god Bes or Bessa
at the period. It is of fair execution. 8^- in. high. Arragonite.

314. Bes or Bessa, standing full face, wearing a lion's skin on his body
and plumes on his head, his legs bowed and hands placed on his hips, and
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