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

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5 19. MODELS OF COFFINS.

Along with the sepulchral figures small models of sarcophagi are often found
in the tombs, each containing a single sepulchral figure with the usual formula.
These are by some supposed to represent the figure of the deceased, produced
at banquets to warn the guests of the instability of human life, but they are
really only a kind of sepulchral figure.

1827. Cover of the model of a coffin, vaulted, with the ends turned up
in the shape of a dish-cover; down the body long perpendicular line of
hieroglyphs, with a crossing-band at each side and a hieroglyphic inscription at
one end. The perpendicular line faces to the right,

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Tet en Heshar mer a Amenhetp ha Mut pes's' t
en her a ta am.

"Said by the Osirian superintendent of the house
of Amenhetp, Oh, Mut, stretch thy wings over me,
give me not...."

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