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

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row, draped in the usual long garment, hasui, held up by straps, un^U, over
the shoulders, and wearing collars, us^, round their necks, stand facing Tata.
The first, named Ansat, holds by both hands a cosmetic jar similar to that just
described, offering it to Tata. The second female, his daughter, also named Ansat,
follows after, with pendent arms. Behind them, but facing in another direction,
is a second sepulchral act of adoration. The deceased Banakar, the brother of
Tata, stands draped as the seated figure, but wearing short hair or a skull-cap,
and holds a long wand of dignity in his right hand, inclined to the ground.
Behind him is his wife, named Ant, draped as the other females, placing her
right hand on the right shoulder of Banakar. Before the two is a table of
offerings, tebh, on which is placed the haunch, xePs^> °f veal, or a calf> a circular
cake, paut, and a gourd. On the other side of the table stands " his daughter
Behu," draped as the other females, and also holding in her hands a closed basket-
shaped cosmetic vase. Behind her stands " his sister Tatat," draped as the
others, but with pendent arms, and making no offering. In the second division
other members of the same family are represented bringing offerings to Tata,
whom they face. The men are draped like Banakar, wear short hair or skull-
caps, namms, and the full tunic, hasui. The first, his son Tatua, offers a
goose, samen, or duck, ru, which he holds by the neck and wings, pro-
bably to show that it is alive; the second, ......s, holds the haunch of a

calf or bull ; the third, another son, stands with his arms down; and a
fourth son is in the same attitude. Behind them are two daughters. The
third and lower compartment is however the principal one. His wife, in the
usual drapery, is seated on a similar chair to her husband, of smaller size,
and just before him. She raises with her right hand a lily, s'nin, to her nose
to smell it, a common action of Egyptian females, who are often seen with this
favourite water-plant. Before her is the table, tebh, or hut, loaded with sepulchral
offerings for herself and husband. They consist of the following: the haunch,
reps', of an ox or calf, Cat, abhu, a rib, sper, of the same animal, and another
joint called sut, part of the shoulder of an animal, two oval cakes, ah, or ta,
of bailey bread, a bunch of onions, hut, some grapes, aluli, and two gourds.
In the area behind and on the ground are the head of the calf, ah, an oval
cake or loaf, ta, and a goose, samen, a lotus flower, s'nin, bud, rut, and leaf.
His son Ant stands on the other side of the table, draped as those already

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