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

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SCARAB^EI AND AMULET BEADS. 157

1166. Scarabseus, xePer> plain elytra; on the base, in intaglio, two symbols
of " life," palm branch, symbol neb, or lord, § in. long. Green glazed steatite.

1167. Scarabseus, xePer> no elytra; on the base, in intaglio, 8? Nefer y&per

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anx, symbol of goodness, existence, and life, surrounded by a spiral; perhaps
a motto :—May there be a good life. J in. long. Grayish-white steatite.

1168. Scarabseus, xePer> no elytra; on the base, in intaglio, T anx, "Life,"
i.e. may the owner "live." fin. long. Bluish glazed steatite.

1169. Similar scarabseus.

1170. Scarabseus, xePer > on the- base, T anx, "Life," and two spirals,
terminating in flowers of the papyrus : pierced. -J in. long. White glazed steatite.

1171. Cowrie; on the base, in intaglio, a symbol of life, anx, and two
other objects, ■§ in. long. Green glazed steatite.

1172. Scarabseus, xePer> the elytra and corselet sunk for inlaying with pastes;
on the base, in intaglio, arranged symmetrically, four symbols of life, two of
goodness, two of gold, and two of countries, the sense of this combination
unknown ; old style, § in. long.

1173. Oval; on one side, J anx, "Life," in intaglio; on the reverse J

nefer, "good;" the two combined meaning "good life!" pierced. -J in. long.

Green serpentine.

1174. Oval; on one side symbolic eye in relief, emblem of the Sun, or
one of the mystical symbolic eyes; on the reverse, ( ^ ^ ) ®nX mc~t ne^>
" Truth and life," or " true life;" combination of uncertain meaning: pierced.
}j in. long. Green glazed steatite.

1175. Scarabseus, xePer> no elytra; on the base, in intaglio, y n •••Xe^

anx, "the signet ... life," or "the chancellor Ankh;" archaic: pierced. £ in.
long. Green glazed steatite.

1176. Scarabseus, xePer> plam elytra; on the base, in intaglio, (j J A )
symbol nefer, "good," and "red crown," teser, placed inversely to each other, and
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