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

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geese, utensils, all good things off which a god lives, to the devoted Ranfsnab,
justified, born of the lady of the house, Satp-hat, justified, by his brother scribe of
the Treasury, Sebak-tatau, who keeps his name alive for ever."

From the name of "Satp-hat" or "Satp" being part of the prenomen of
Amenhema I. it is evident that this little tablet belongs to the early part of the
12th dynasty. The name Sebak-tatu, common at this period, was no doubt derived
from that of Sebak the god of Crocodilopolis, where the kings of the 12th dynasty
established their royal residence and court. 7f in. high, 4| in. wide. Calcareous

1939. Sepulchral tablet, with a rounded top, hutu, dedicated to Anupu, Anu-
bis, for Abau-ankh. The picture in the centre represents Abau-ankh seated on
a chair, with lion's claws, mau, and the usual aft, wearing his hair to the shoulders,
a short beard, a collar, uskh, round the neck, and a tunic, s'enti, round the
loins, and bracelets, menneferenkab, or hutu, on the wrists. In his left hand he
holds a whip or flower, in his right a doubled sash. Before him is a table of
offerings, consisting of two cakes of bread, a haunch, gourds, basket of fruit, and
other objects. Under the table is a wine-jar and another jar. On the other side
of the table is his brother Snab, scribe of the inner palace, draped like him, and
seated in a chair facing him. Below is another table of offerings, consisting of
cakes of bread, gourds and other viands, and having underneath two conical jars
or stands. The inscriptions record the dedication to Anubis and the genealogy of
the family :

"Act of homage1 to Anepu (Anubis), who is on the hill attached to the
embalmment, lord of Taser, who has given bread, oxen, incense, wax, thousands
of all good and pure things, gifts of heaven, products of earth, tributes of
Nile (Hapi), to the worthy Abau-ankh, son of Ana, and his brother Snab, scribe
of the inner palace."

Before Snab is repeated "The scribe of the inner palace, Snab, son of Ment."

On the right side is the following list of the family :

" His brother Kameri, son of his mother."

" His brother Penpeten."

" His brother Ana, son of Hant."

1 See ante.

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