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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.

of mace of office, xerP> m his right hand, passing behind bis left side. In
bis left hand he holds a tall staff or wand, ah. Before him are his titles. In
the area "the divine chancellor." Then, in seven vertical lines of hieroglyphs.,
" The king's acquaintance, truly loving him from the bottom of his heart, in
the heart of his lord, knowing the laws, skilled in making the way of the
paths, preparing them ; never neglecting the ceremonies of the palace, the mouth
of the court, one of the chosen who are in the palace, adoring the Horus, the
lord of the upper and lower world, conducting the royal circle of courtiers, a judge
true like Thoth, the superintendent of the inner part of the palace, Khnumhetp.
Behind Khnumhetp are two other names, probably of persons who also partici-
pated in the proscynema, although not represented; one is

"The......of the tall house, Neferhe'tp."

"The guardian of the palace, Nehshabt."
2 ft. 1 in. high, "1 ft. 2 in. wide. Dark lava hasalt. From a small Temple at the
Wady Jasoos on the shores of the Red Sea.

1936. Sepulchral tablet, dated in the reign of Usertesen III., in shape of
a gateway or propylon. It was made for a person named Usertesenankh, who is
represented on it, as are also other members of the family. It is in four
divisions. In the first the Hut or winged disk, with two ursei serpents, sur-
mounts the scene, in the middle of which is the prenomen of Usertesen III.,
accompanied by his titles,

"The good god, the lord performing all things, Ba-shaa-kau."

On the left is a figure of Osiris. The god wears on his head the upper
part of the 'psclient, the hut, or white crown; his form is mummied or swathed,
mer em hebs, his face bearded, and the peculiar counterpoise or back of the collar,
called ma anx, hangs from his back behind. Osiris holds before him a sceptre, uas,
by both hands, surmounted by an emblem of stability, tat, and an emblem of life,
which last touches the royal prenomen. The hieroglyphs before Osiris express
"Beloved of Osiris, who dwells in the West," a royal title.

On the right side the god Ap-matennu is represented under the form of a jackal
couchant on a standard, from which depend two sashes. There is another sash
round the neck of the animal and an uraeus serpent before his fore-paws. Before
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