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

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SEPULCHRAL AMULETS.

the name and title of the deceased person for whom the amulet was made. It
is probably of the age of the 28th dynasty; flat behind, above a ring. 2 in.
high. Red jasper.

1702. Similar buckle, ta; carved on each side, not flat behind. It is not of
the same material as the preceding, and was probably not used for the same
purpose, or at another period. 1 in. high. Lapis lazuli.

1703. Similar buckle, ringed above. 1^- in. high. Red composition, imitating
jasper.

1704. Similar buckle. 1 in. high. Red jasper.

1705. Similar buckle. 1 in. high. Same material.

1706. Similar buckle. -J in. high. Same material.

1707. Similar buckle. 1J in. high. Red composition, or burnt jasper.

1708. Similar buckle; very rude, fiat behind. 1^- in. high. Same material.

1709. Two buckles, ta; jugate, and pierced to attach to a necklace or beaded
work of a mummy. 1^- in. high. Blue glazed steatite.

1710. Upper part of a buckle, ta, with groove. 2f in. high. Blue porcelain.

1711. Papyrus sceptre, xu >' amulet ordered to be placed on the neck or
necklace of the mummy by the 159th chapter of the Ritual1. In that text the
amulet is ordered to be made of green felspar or amazon stone, nis'm, which the
present specimen is not, but it is probable that other materials were occasionally
or at different periods in use. Hound the neck are three horizontal bands, and
above a ring for suspension. 1J in. high. Lapis lazuli.

1712. Similar sceptre, broken. ^ in. long. Lapis lazuli.

1713. Similar sceptre, the ring above broken off. 1J in. long. Lapis lazuli.

1714. Similar sceptre, of the proper material, prescribed by chapter 159 of
the Ritual. Four horizontal bands round the neck and ring above. 1^ in. high.
Green felspar.

1715. Papyrus sceptre, xu> having on it a perpendicular line of hieroglyphs :
£=i- Lles'ar Tennas mayru, "The Osirian [deceased] Tennas, the justified," the

^ name and titles of the person for whom the amulet was made. 1 in.

o high. Green felspar.
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1 Lepsius, Todtenbuch, Taf. lxxsvi. c. 159.
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