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

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a square with a papyrus sceptre, on the right of which is seated the lion-
headed goddess Bast, Menhi, or Se^et, wearing a disk of the Sun ; facing to
the left, opposite to her and on the other side of the sceptre, is Tum-nefer
or Nefer Tum, the son of Ptah and Bast, wearing on his head the lotus
flower and four feathers of the hawk, and collar, wsy_, round the neck, seated
facing to the right. They are apparently in connection with the head of Bes,
in whom some have seen a type of the pataikos form of Ptah Socharis Osiris :
from the outer network of a mummy; pierced in three places. If in. high.
Pale greenish-ivhite porcelain.

341. Taur or Thoueris, wife or mistress of Typhon, and generally seen on
the monuments allied with Bes or Bessa, a supposed form of Set or Typhon.
She presided over the pure waters as mistress of them at Elephantine, and in
the heaven she personified the constellation known as the Great Bear, while
in the Karneter or Hades she represented the devourer of the wicked or re-
probate. She is represented standing, with the head and body of a hippo-
potamus, hind-quarters of a lion, and tail of a crocodile down the back, her
hands pendent and clenched; behind, a ring for suspension. l-|in. high. Blue
porcelain.

342.

Similar

figure

of Taur.

If in, high.

Same material.

343.

Similar

figure

of Taur ;

fine work.

2i in. high. Same material.

344.

Similar

figure

of Taur ; good workmanship. If in. high. Same

material.











345.

Similar

figure

of Taur.

1 in. high.

Blue porcelain.

346.

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figure

of Taur.

1 in. high.

Same material.

347.

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figure

of Taur.

11 in. high.

Light-blue porcelain.

348.

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figure

of Taur.

1 in. high.

Same material.

349.

Similar

figure

of Taur.

1 in. high.

Same material.

350.

Similar

figure

of Taur.

fin. high.

Same material.

351.

Similar

figure

of Taur.

If in. high.

Same material.

352.

Similar

figure

of Taur;

ring on head. If in. high. Same material.

353.

Similar

figure

of Taur ;

good work.

If in. high. Same material.

354.

Similar

figure

of Taur ;

good work.

If in. high. Same material.

355.

Similar

figure

of Taur ;

plinth behind, broad, and bevelled. 1 in.

Yelloivish-green porcelain.
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