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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.

on the chair, seated on his legs on the ground, and holding a lotus flower, shnin,
in his right hand. Behind him is a similar figure, seated in a chair, also holding
a lotus flower, having before him a table with haunch of calf, three cakes, and
gourd. Under the table are two conical jars of wine.

The fourth division has three female figures of smaller size, squatting on the
ground, draped in the usual manner. They are Ata, his grandmother, the mother
of his father or paternal grandmother; his sisters, Mama and Anana.

This tablet is of the usual sepulchral type of the 12th dynasty. 1 ft. 11 in.
high, 1 ft. 3 in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1037. Small tablet, hutu, with rounded top, dedicated to Ptah Socharis Osiris
for Nashar-neter-aaptah, a chief. Above are the two jackals of Ap-matennu or
Anubis, seated on the cornices of doorways, facing each other. Beneath is a
sepulchral dedication in eight lines for Nas-har-neter-aaptah1. It expresses the
usual formula beneath: "Act of homage2 to Ptah Sekar Osiris, who has given
the sepulchral meals of food and drink, oxen, geese, bread, clothes, utensils, in-
cense, wax, food, and grain to the Chief Nas-har-neter-aaptah, justified. An
act of homage to Osiris, living lord, who has given sepulchral meals of food and
drink, oxen and geese, to the 3... Aaptah, justified."

This tablet is of the style of the 11th and following dynasties. 9£ in. high.
5^ in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1938. Sepulchral tablet, with rounded top, dedicated to Osiris for Ranfsnab.
The deceased Panfsnab is represented seated on a chair with lion's feet and
cushion, aft, at the right side of the tablet. He wears long hair, namrns, a
collar, usx, anc^ a tunic, senti, round the loins. He stretches his right hand
towards a table of offerings and holds a sash in his left. On the tablet, tebh,
are a goose, two cakes of bread, a gourd, and water jar on a stand. At the
top of the tablet are the two symbolic eyes. The inscription is :

"Act of homage to Osiris, lord of Tattu [Abusir], great god, lord of
Abutu [Abydos], who has given sepulchral meals of food and drink, oxen,

1 Or Aaptah; the Nas har or Nasharneter is uncertain.

2 See for this expression ante.

3 Evidently the same name repeated with a title <=> jf| <=> dr t en mer t. perhaps "guardian,"

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or " door-keeper of the magazine."
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