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

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These are the name and titles of Hatasu, or Haseps, daughter of Thothmes
I., sister and probably wife of Thothmes II., and co-regent if not the wife of
Thothmes III., with whom she reigned sixteen years. It was probably one
of the vases of the palace, and contains a sweet unctuous substance, apparently
a balsam, still fresh and fragrant. It is of very fine work1. 8f in. high. Arra-

1381. Vase, in shape of an ampulla, bell shape, with cylindrical neck and
large circular mouth and lip; without a cover. 4# in. high. Arragonite.

1382. Similar vase, tall, and with circular cover. The interior contains the
traces and remains of a brown material, either the substance or lees of a liquid
with which it has been filled. 6 in. high. Arragonite.

1383. Similar vase, in shape of an ampulla, but of a later period, probably
about the time of the 26th dynasty; also of smaller size. 3| in. high. Zoned

1384. Ampulla vase, with conical body, such as were used for stibium,
stem, or cosmetics; the lip is broken off. 2f in. high. Arragonite.

1385. Vase, in shape of an ampulla, with its cover, similar to the preceding
and unopened. 7J in. high. Arragonite.

1386. Vase, globular body, with cylindrical foot, moulded below, projecting
curved wing or handle at one side on the shoulder for strap or cord to carry
it: pierced throughout; across the body a horizontal line of hieroglyphs, facing

1 sem ur xerP u^a Ptahmes, "Ptahmes
sem, chief of the workmen." The sem was the name of a particular officer,
"the artisan," or priest of the god Ptah, and Ptahmes, it appears from other
inscriptions, lived about the 20th dynasty. 2| in. high. Zoned arragonite.

1387. Vase in shape of an alabastron, or alabastos, of the class called sent
by the Egyptians, the lip broken off. 4 in. high. Arragonite.

1388. Vase in shape of the Greek alabastos, long drop-shaped body, with
flat circular mouth, small orifice. The vases of this shape appear to have come
into use about the beginning of the 26th dynasty, one of the kind being in-
scribed with the name of Necho II. They are very prevalent throughout the
ancient Greek sites, being found in the Isles of Greece, the Peloponnese, and

1 Sir Gardner Wilkinson, Manners and Customs, Vol. II., p. 12, Ed. 1878.


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