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

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1 cm
vulture. ibis. crocodile. urjeus.


specimen is of rude workmanship, pierced under the body, § in. long. Green

461. Similar crocodile, ^-in. long. Light-blue porcelain.

462. Urjeus serpent, ara, emblem of a goddess; body erect, head-dress
wanting; the breast has been inlaid with glass in four compartments, the two
upper ones of the colour of lapis lazuli, and the two lower of red jasper, plug
above. If in. high. Bronze.

463. Ur2EUS serpent, ara, emblem of the goddess Mahen, who was placed
in front of the headdress of the god Ra, or the Sun wearing a disk and cow's
horns, breast with four depressions for inlaying, but none remaining. 2 in. high.

464. Ur2Eus serpent, ara, the goddess Mahen, a disk and horns on the head ;
has probably formed part of the head-dress of some figure: on it are traces of
gilding. 1^ in. high. Bronze.

465. Ur^eus serpent, ara, emblem of goddesses, erect on a plinth, pendant
of a necklace, or amulet ; ring behind, fin. high. Lapis lazuli.

466. Similar URjEUS ; fine work, § in. high. Lapis lazuli.

467. Ur2eus, ara, emblem of goddesses, erect on a plinth from the outer
covering or net-work of a mummy. 1 in. high. Light blue porcelain.

468. Similar urjsus. 1 in. high. Same material.

469. Similar urjeus. f in. high. Same material.

470. Similar URiEUS. fin. high. Bright blue porcelain.

471. Similar urjeus. § in. high. Same material.

472. Toad completely carved, emblem of some deity, but which is not
known, the toad not being mentioned in the inscriptions, yet evidently a
sacred animal, for mummies of this reptile have been discovered, pierced. £in.
long. Serpentine.

473. Toad, sacred to some deity; mummies of this reptile, however, have
been found, perhaps not distinguishable when the head alone is represented,
from the frog LLeqa, the type and sacred reptile of the goddess, wife and
companion of Xnum or Chnoumis. On the upper part of the body are three
rows of five oval spots, each raised out of the body and ornamented with
crossing lines. The forelegs and part of the pedestal are broken off, and each
of the hind legs has four claws; there is a hole in the mouth, and the part

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