SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.
is followed by "her son Sebakhetp," who is attired like Amsemshaaf; he raises
his right hand to his mouth, as if about to address Tata, and holds his left
down. Behind them, of larger size, seated on the ground, facing to the right,
are two persons. They are draped like Tata. The first, "her daughter Atefes-
ras," holds a lotus to her face, and has before her a small vase with a foot. The
second "his mother Tata, justified," holds a lotus bud to her face, and has before
her a similar vase, on which is a lump of flesh or other viand.
The third division has another scene of ancestral honours. At the right of
the picture is "his father Usertesen, justified," seated on a low-backed chair,
like that already described, and draped like Mama; his right hand is extended,
his left holds a doubled sash; before him is a table of offerings, consisting of a
circular cake of bread, paut, an oval loaf, at or ta, a vase of pure water, qabh, the
head of a calf, ab, and of a water fowl, apt. Before the table stands " her son
Aufnaerpessh," wearing a skull-cap, namms, collar, 11% and long garment, basui,
pouring a libation of water, qabh, from a jar with a spout, into an altar or
bowl with a stand. Behind him, seated on the ground, is "his sister Atefesankh,
justified," seated on the ground, facing to the right, in the usual costume, and
holding a lotus bud to her face, having before her a small stand or altar.
Probably about the middle of the 13th dynasty. 2 ft. 44; in. high, 1 ft. 3 in.
wide. Calcareous stone.
1948. Sepulchral tablet, with a rounded top, hutu, dedicated to Osiris for
Aishemraa, a painter. He is represented standing on the left side, wearing a
skull-cap, namms, collar, us^, and tunic, basui, round the loins, both hands are
pendent. Before him, of smaller proportions, is a table of sepulchral offerings,
consisting of a circular and two oval cakes of bread and a bunch of onions. His
son, Sennu, of small size, stands before the table of offerings, in the act of
presenting it to him, elevating his right hand while his left is pendent. In the
rounded part above are the two symbolic eyes, ut'a, such as appear in the cow of
Athor, emblem of the Sun and Moon, and a signet, emblem of the course of
these luminaries and of periods1. The deceased Aishemraa stands in a peculiar
step-shaped niche. The text contains the following dedication to Osiris : "Act of
homage2 to Osiris, great god, lord of Abydos, who has given sepulchral meals
1 Lcfcbure, Lo Mytlia osirien. Las yeux d'Horus, 4to., Paris, 1874.
2 See ante.