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

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OBJECTS OF THE TOILET.

857. Scarabseus, xePer> plam elytra; on the base, in intaglio, gryphon, dx&x>
couchant. Emblem of the god Mentu Ea: pierced. f in. long. Green glazed
steatite.

858. Scarabseus, xGPer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, J ?
Hapi anx nefer, " The good living Apis," bull, f in. long. Pale green glazed
steatite.

859. Oval on one side; in intaglio, sistrum ses's, or sceptre, with the head
of Athor, full face, surmounted by the pylon, or gateway, and litui. On each
side an urseus serpent facing outward. This emblem, very common on scarabsei,
may represent the name of the goddess Sey_et, a form of the goddess Bast,
or the Greek Bubastis, wife of Ptah, and a type of Athor, or the Egyptian
Venus, the handles of the sistra being generally made in shape of the head
of the goddess. On the reverse is a kind of quatrefoil, with four spirals, or
litui, and four ursei serpents facing outwards, their tails united at the centre:
pierced. ^ in. long. Pale greenish-ivhite glazed steatite.

860. Scarabseus, xeX>er> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, Cow, aha, of -
the goddess Athor, or Egyptian Venus, going to the right, having behind it
an urseus serpent, emblem of the goddess, ■§ in. long. White glazed steatite.

861. Scarabseus, plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, the right symbolic
eye, uta, of the Cow of Athor, emblem of the Sun. An emblem much em-
ployed on Egyptian monuments : pierced. £ in. long. Bluish glazed steatite.

862. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, two symbolic
eyes, uta, emblems of the Sun and Moon, and a symbol of goodness between
two baskets, neb. Meaning uncertain. ^ in. long. Pale green steatite.

863. Oval; on one side ^rpjp £^ the two symbolic eyes, emblems, uta, of
the Sun and Moon, or the eyes of the Hawk of Ba, by the opening of which
he illuminated the world : pierced in two places, f in. long. Blue glass.

864. Three Scarabsei, conjoined ; on the base, in intaglio, ^ ^5 a teshr, or

red crown, uta, or symbolic eye, and basket, neb. .Meaning uncertain. Archaic
style, f in. long. Green glazed steatite.

865. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, gazelle couchant:
pierced. -§ in. long. Blue glazed steatite.

866. Oval on one side ; in relief, the right symbolic eye, emblem of Ba, or
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