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

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1675. Leg of a ruminant animal; the hieroglyph of the word nem, "also,"
"again," and used in the phrase nem dnx, "again," or "a second time, living,"
epithet often applied to the dead after their names, and expressive of the future
life into which they had entered. The object and supposed efficacy of this
object, if an amulet, does not appear, as it is not mentioned in the Bitual:
but it may have formed a symbolical object placed with other symbols. | in.
long. lied carnelian.

1676. Similar object, § in. long. Same material.

1677. Head of a viper, hfa, of fine work, straight neck; amulet occasionally
found inscribed with the 34th chapter of the Book of the Dead, or Bitual,
and said in the title of that chapter to be the formula for preventing a person
from being bitten on the head by snakes in the Karneter, or Hades. These
heads are generally in red carnelian, or composition made in imitation of that
stone, or jasper, which was considered particularly appropriate for the purpose.
These heads sometimes have a ring or perforation at the end of the neck to
suspend them to the neck of a person, and are occasionally inscribed with the
name of the deceased and the 34th chapter of the Book of the Dead, or
Bitual, which was considered proper for that object. They belong to the class
of sepulchral amulets. ^ in. long. Burnt carnelian.

1678. Head of a snake or viper, hfa; amulet used as a charm to prevent
the head of a person or mummy being bitten by that reptile. 2| in. long.
Transparent green glass.

1679. Disk, qten, and horns, ab, of the head-attire of the goddess Athor
or Isis, as the solar deity. This amulet was probably one of those deposited
with the mummies, although its power and efficacy are not ascertained, f in.
long. Black obsidian.

1680. Amulet in shape of the solar disk, qten, and two ostrich plumes, s'u,
the whole representing the head attire of the god Sekar or Socharis. The
feathers are all carved, and there is a kind of plinth placed vertically behind.
This also appears to belong to the class of sepulchral amulets, although the
mode of its employment and supposed virtues are unknown, not being mentioned
in the Book of the Dead, or Bitual. li in. high. Dark serpentine.

1681. Amulet in shape of two ostrich feathers, joined, s'u, without any disk,
but with a stem. The feathers are striated: at the base pointed. This also

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