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

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1 cm


cylinders, which held materials of different colours, are plugged, and on the
plinth is a perpendicular line of hieroglyphs facing to the right.

Repd ha sem hetp Ptah ur yerp dbu Ptahmes.

"The hereditary chief, the minister approved of Ptah,
chief of the workmen Ptahmes." This is a remarkably fine
object. 2| in. high. Park steatite.

762. Case for holding stibium, in form of a box or pylon, with two large
and two smaller cylindrical holes, with broad groove for plug, and cover having
bronze bands at the side to fix it1. It has a new rectangular cover, with bronze
loop, in case on the left side of the door; on it two perpendicular lines of
hieroglyphs facing to the right.

abt sa suten api en Amen Kams nem any neb

"Pure is the son of the royal head Amen Kams,
living a second time, a lord devoted."

This appears to refer to the royal prince Kams, but the expression is am-
biguous, as in case of prince the suten precedes. The name Kams is of common
occurrence in the dynasties following the 12th, and this little object is probably
of the age of the. 13th or 14th dynasty. 3 in. high. Park wood.

1 Engraved. Sir G. Wilkinson's Manners and Customs, Vol. in. p. 383, No. 411, 5—7.
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