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

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or Harpocrates, seated on a lotus flower, the index finger of his right hand
raised to his mouth. £ in. long. Black obsidian.

900. Scarabaeus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, j£| scarabaeus,
XePGr> and two uraei j^L adra, facing. The Scarabaeus was emblem of the god

Kheper, a form of the Sun, and the uraei were emblems of goddesses, •§ in.
long. White glazed steatite.

901. Scarabaeus, plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, six uraei serpents,
facing outwards, their tails united at a common centre; a common ornament
on scarabaei, the meaning unknown : pierced. Of the 18th dynasty, f in. long.

Yellowish-green glazed steatite.

902. Fish, profile to the left; on the base, in intaglio, fj Tat, or symbol of
stability, on each side an uraeus serpent facing outward. 18th dynasty:
pierced. in. long. Green glazed steatite.

903. Scarabaeus, ye'per; on the base, in intaglio, uraeus serpent. This

snake occurs often on scarabaei, with various meanings, probably of that of a
goddess in general, and was, in fact, a favourite device for the signet: doubtful.
% in. long. Green glazed steatite.

904. Oval; on one side, in intaglio, 42a fish that has swallowed a hook,
on the reverse scarabaeus flying, with expanded wings, df, or dpi. -Jin.
long. Pale green glazed steatite.

905. Scarabaeus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio 42a fish, latus,
rami, emblem of Athor, or Venus, having in its mouth two stems, one of a
flower, the other of a bud of a lotus flower. Style of 19th dynasty: pierced.
\ in. long. Green glazed steatite.

906. Scarabaeus, yeper, plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, |j| a scarabaeus,

xeper, emblem of self-existence, and name of one of the forms, or types, of
the god Ra, or " The Sun :" pierced. f in. long. Blue composition, perhaps
the false lapis lazuli.

907. Oval; on one side, in intaglio, two lizards, placed inversely one to the
other. Lizards are only known in the texts as the hieroglyph of " numbers" or
"multitudes," but appear to have been embalmed, and consequently sacred to
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