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

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1160. Cylinder; on one side, in intaglio, j]j 1 - p J. Z Ha

mer any ha any mesu snab, " The chief, the superintendent of the palace, of
the life of those born and sound," meaning the palace of Usertesen I., of the

12th dynasty, who assumed this as his palatial title. On the other side,
User tesen s'a ma yeru, " Usertesens'a, the justified," the whole being
the name and titles of a deceased chamberlain of the palace of the
monarch Usertesen I., of the 12th dynasty; of doubtful authenticity.
If- in. long. Green basalt.

1161. Scarabseus, yeperI on the base, in intaglio, ^ _A, benben Uas, "The
obelisk of Uas," or Thebes. The explanation of many of the legends of the
scarabsei is excessively difficult and problematical, owing to the short sentences
in which they are written. The obelisk, or pyramidion, here bears also the
name of teyen, "obelisk," and is also used for the name of the god Amen,
and the legend may mean Amen of the Thebaid, or even a proper name, as
"Amenemuas:" pierced. ^ in. long. White glazed steatite.

1162. Scarabseus, yeper, 110 elytra; on the base, in intaglio,


neb neferu, the name of a city, Nek, in an oval, and two hieroglyphs, J nefer,
good, and ^37 neb, lord, outside : pierced. \ in. long. Reel glazed steatite.

1163. Scarabseus, xePer> no elytra; on the base, in intaglio, ornament of

spirals, two symbols, J nefer, or "goodness," two other ornaments, and two

baskets, -^37 neb, lord, apparently the "good lord," or "Neb nefer," twice repeated
as a name. Uncertain meaning : pierced, f- in. long. Pale blue glazed steatite.

1164. Oval; on it, in intaglio, ^ atf neter Mer Ra, "The divine
father Merra," or " Mira," name and title of a priest, •§ in. long. Green jasper.

1165. Scarabseus, yeper, plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, J \^ nefer

Teser neb, the "Good crown, red cap, of Lower Egypt," or else "the good Neith;"
above and below the symbol Neb, lord, often used as an ornament: pierced.
I in. long. White glazed steatite.



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