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

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handles, having in front six perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs, facing to the

Repa ha mer menft. Tahutiemyii Se^et
yetf er men/ set sek Sebah mert tuti
t'er yep au merit hai ar f apt f hat
naf hut neferu em suten hat uten f tey
Athar hanf ta mert em hciti rut
am f em hat mutu hesu xer uah

"The hereditary chief, captain of the troops, Tahutiemakhu. Se^et overthrows
for her soldier. Sebak guides the wish of the hands to his joy. Firm was
the address he made his... He who worked the best silver in the palace; he
made offerings of drink to Athor to cause him to be beloved in the hearts of
men, he was favoured in the heart of the dead, [given by] the grace of [the
king] Rauahab."

It would appear from this inscription that the officer Tahutiemakhu, or
Tahutiemheb, who was one of the secondary princes and chiefs, or governors,
dedicated the vessel to the goddess Athor, the Egyptian Aphrodite or Venus.
It speaks also of things worked of the best silver of the palace, perhaps a
vessel for the service of the same goddess; and that the prince enjoyed the
favour of the monarch Psametik, or Psammetichus I., or A pries, of the 26th
dynasty. 4£ in. high. Serpentine.
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