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

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sacred animals.

of two lions thus united, which has sometimes a solar disk between them,
is supposed to represent the ayu or ' Horizon.' It is also found as determi-
native of the word haJcer., and as such replaces the symbol of the night. There
was a festival of the haJcer, supposed by some to be that when Osiris said to
the dead ha h er a, 'Come thou to me.' But as this symbol is replaced by
the determinative by the symbol of wood, as well as of the night, the meaning
of the emblem is uncertain. On the back is a reeded ring. -| in. long. Light-
green porcelain.

375. Similar object, 1 in. long. Same material.

376. Similar group, fin. long. Same material.

377. Similar group, f in. Same material.

378. Similar group, 1 in. long. Same material.

379. Sphinx, hu or akar, wearing a royal head-dress with the queue, or
pig-tail and side plaits; the beard broken off, the forepaws also wanting, and
deep grooves or markings at the side of the shoulder. It appears to be a
portrait of the monarch Thothmes III. of the 18th dynasty, whose name is
inscribed under the beard facing to the right:—■

J Neter nefer Ra men ye<pen ta an^.

"The good god Ra-men kheper, giver of life."


On the sides of the pedestals are two dedications from Runaru a royal

scribe, and scribe of the young troops. That on the right side faces to the
right and reads :—

?^> Imfl(i *^H

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win dpi ta her man huti f-ha uab s'u em tu neb en qa en en sa hat meri
Atai an nefer Runaru.
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