STATUES OF INDIVIDUALS.
to the throne, probably, however, in the sense of hereditary, a phrase applied to
many officers of state, and high nobles who are not named suten sa, royal sons or
princes of the royal blood. He was also a ha, "lord" or "chief," superintendent
of the priests of Athor, the Egyptian Venus as mistress of Athribis, prophet of
the god Anubis, and of the god Chnoumis lord of Samneh—here inscribed
Samennu, ' Geese,' apparently the original name of the island. Besides these he
was also a chief in the Palace called Usertesen-sha after one of the monarchs
of the 12th dynasty. The inscriptions are peculiar and in some respects doubtful.
91 in. high. Dark basalt.
502. Statue of a man seated, the body enveloped in drapery, mer em hebs,
the hands comiug out of the clothes, the right placed fiat on the knees, the
left broken away, as are also the feet and front of the pedestal on which it
is placed. Down the body in front are two perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs
facing to the right.
Renpa mat ud abut pert ^cmt suten ycib Ra uah ab
sa en xa- t f meraf Psamatik.
"The 11th year, the 3rd of the month Phamenoth,
of [the reign of] the king of the upper and lower country,
the son of his issue, beloved Psametik." I.
At the right side is a figure of Osiris standing facing to the right wearing
the crown, atf, and collar, us%, his hands crossed, holding in the right a crook
and in the left a whip and having in front a perpendicular line of hieroglyphics
facing the right.
Amaxu xer se^ Ashar Petbast.
□ "'Petbast' or Petubastes, devoted to Set [and] Osiris."
At the back are two perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs facing to the right.