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

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1933. Monument, perhaps an altar of libations dedicated to Usertesen I., of
the 12th dynasty. The inscriptions on this monument consist principally of the
name and titles of Usertesen, and are much mutilated. At the end, A, is a
figure of the king or a monarch seated on a throne, holding in his right hand
a symbol of life. The line of hieroglyphs before and behind him express part
of a speech containing the titles of the monarch. There is on one of the short

sides "...... Usertesen, the eldest son ...... of the hand never stopped in any


At the long side, B, are three compartments which have had as many figures
facing to the left. The inscriptions, however, are too much mutilated to make
out much more than the name of the monarch and a few isolated words, as
" The ...... given...... thy name with power."

On the other side, C, the figures and scenes are still more mutilated.

The upper side, O, B, where are the cells, contains only the name and titles
of the monarch, as

"The living Horus, the life of those born, the king of the upper and lower

country, Bil-kheper-ka, lord of diadems...... life of those born, the golden hawk,

life of those born, the son of the Sun, Usertesen...... living established, and

rejoicing like the Sun for ever!"

The cartouche across reads, "The son of the Sun, Usertesen, beloved of the
goddess Hak."

On the short side is a place for a scene and two lines of inscription : " Says
the goddess Hak to Ra-kheper-ka [Usertesen I.], born of the father of thy father,
thou hast been ordered to take captive."

The goddess Hak was wife and companion of the god Khnum or Chnoumis,
who presided over the element of water. Her name meant the Frog, and as
such and probably goddess of Elephantine, she is often mentioned at this early
period. At a later time Taur, or Thoueris, seems to have had the same function.
This interesting monument is unfortunately too much mutilated to make out its
inscriptions entirely, but appears to have been dedicated by Usertesen I. to the
goddess Hak. 1 ft. G in. long. Calcareous stone.

1934. Votive tablet, dated in the 28th year of the reign of Amenemha II.

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