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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.

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The scene represents Amenemha, of large proportions, seated on a low-backed
cliair, the feet terminating in lion's feet, on which is thrown a cloth or cushion,
facing to the right; he wears a skull-cap, namms, on his head, and a long tunic,
the basui, from the loins; his right hand is doubled on his breast, his left is
extended over his legs. He is seated on a mat, on which is a low table
surmounted by reeds. Above it is a stand of seven jars of liquor, and above
this two jars of oils or cosmetics, with their covers tied. Before him, of smaller
proportions, but dressed like himself, are two members of his family. The hiero-
glyphs, in two lines above the first figure, state that he is

" His beloved son, the nomarch, the superintendent of the prophets Uahka,
who is in his second life1." He elevates his right band, addressing1 Amenemha.

The second person, who is also facing Amenemha, holds a cosmetic jar in his
right hand to him, and the hieroglyphs in the two lines above his head state
that he is

" His brother, the prophet of the Sun, Snabef, in his second life," also deceased.

Above is a row of three figures, seated on the ground, the first a female,
wearing long hair, and draped in a long garment, seated on her left leg on the
ground, her right knee raised, her right hand bent back on the breast, and her
left placed. Over her is "his mother the lady of the house, his mother Aru-
maha." The second figure is a man wearing a skull-cap and long garment.
Seated on the ground, in the same attitude as the lady, is "his brother Ranef-
snab;" behind him is another female, draped; and seated on the ground like the
first is "his sister Hekeka." Above this row is another of females, draped and
seated on the ground like those already described. They are "his sister Nub,"
another "his sister Apa," and another "his sister....," whose name is illegible.
The five lines of hieroglyphs are the dedication to Seb and Osiris. They
read :

1. "Act of homage to Seb, [and] Osiris, the lord

2. of Tattu, great lord of Abydos, who have given

3. sepulchral meals of bread and beer, oxen and geese, to the nomarch,
superintendent of priests,

4. Amenemha, son of Sat, who is in a second life,

5. born of the lady of the house Arumaha, deceased."

1 Nem anx, a term replacing ma x>'u> " truthful, true worded," or "justified."

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