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

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526. Head-rest or pillow, urs, lunated top, with moulding beneath, fluted
cylindrical stem in shape of a column on a rectangular pedestal; down the
column in front there is a perpendicular line of hieroglyphs, facing to the right:

Ha ket xet smer ua mer Jcar met Hekaa.
"The chief, having charge of the signet, the sole counsellor, superintendent
of the...Hekaa."

On the pedestal is a horizontal line, facing to the right, "^5^ <^> ^ /ww" (j
an re mes net, "The scribe Ilekh, born of A...." It is of very fine and elegant
execution, and about the time of the (5th dynasty. 8 in. high. Arragonite.

527. Cylindroid leg of a chair or stool, probably of a folding one, like

the Greek okladias with a tenon. On it is a perpendicular line of hieroglyphs,

inlaid in white, and facing to the right, reading

an ■-■ # oo n o-f O

9 + « 1 ^ j\

s'es suten her ta neb s'est Userhatt, " The servant of the king in every land, the

follower Userhatt :" name of the person for whom it was made. The inscription

is doubtful. 9| in. long. Ebony.

528. Piece of furniture, reel-shaped object, with part of two circular holes
for attaching it, and a small hole in the middle apparently for the same
purpose. 2 in. diameter. Sycamore wood.
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