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
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.