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

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116 OBJECTS OF THE TOILET.

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875. Conical object; on the base, in intaglio, ft two ursei serpents,

emblem of goddess, having three disks above their heads. £ in. long.

876. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, 9 J a%x
nefer, " Good Life," and an urseus serpent, the meaning of which is uncertain ;
rude style : pierced, f in. long. Pale turquoise coloured steatite.

877. Oval; on one side 9 ar neb anx, "all living ursei," or "urseus,
goddess, lady of life;" on the reverse ^ o ^=7 Ra neb tes'er, "Son, lord of

the crown of the lower country," prenomen of a monarch whose name has
not been assigned to its place in the succession of the kings : pierced. -§ in.
long. Dark blue steatite.

878. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, T

Neter nefer neb, " Goddess, good lady :" pierced. \ in. long. Green glazed steatite.

879. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio M scorpion,
ref hut, " white reptile," emblem of the Selk, or Selq, lady and eponymous
goddess of the town of Pselcis, and emblem of the lower country. \ in. long.
Dull green glazed steatite;

880. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, an ichneumon,
and the phrase &<=» xu~Pe> "ruler of heaven," apparently referring to
the goddess Uat, or Buto, to whom these animals were said to be sacred:
pierced. -} in. long. Green glazed steatite.

881. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, Lr^Sl

Aat Hut, "The abode of Hut," or "the winged disk:" pierced, fin. long. Bluish-
green porcelain.

882. Oval; on one side, in intaglio scarabseus, emblem and name of
the god Xeper, a form of Ra, or the Sun, between two ursei, facing inwards..

,1 On the reverse two crocodiles, placed inversely to one another. The crocodile
was emblem of the god Sebak, or Souchis, and two crocodiles are perhaps emblems
of the crocodiles of that god or of Osiris : pierced. § in. long. Dark steatite.

883.. Cowroid; on the base, sistrum, or sceptre, in shape of the head of
the goddess Athor, wearing cornice, litui, and two ursei, perhaps used as the
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