vner ^enZ neteru en hannu sekar...
neb ap ent ta meny yeni yent neter yjium neb
ur samennu ha Usertesen ar Ap ma yru neb
"The prince, chief, superintendent of the pro-
phets of the Boat of Sekar (Socharis).... opener
of the land... of Khem, prophet of Chnum, great
lord of Samennu, the chief Usertesen, son of Ap,
justified, a blessed person."
Behind on the plinth is another perpendicular line of hieroglyphic facing to
Amayi yer Ptdh Selcar hd en a Usertesen sa Usertesen
"The devoted to Ptah, Socharis the chief in the house
of Usertesen-sa Usertesen, justified."
It will be seen from this monument that Usertesen, who probably lived about
the commencement of the 12th dynasty, was a person of the highest rank—called
repa, a word which is supposed by some to signify the heir apparent or successor
1 The exact form of the barge or ark of Socharis is not in the Berlin type. It is however given in
Champollion, Diet. Egypt, p. 272.