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

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sepulchral tablets in calcareous stone.


collar, usx, on ^s neck> and a tunic, s'enti, round the loins; both hands are
raised in adoration to the god. Behind him, in a like costume, and facing the
same way, is "his son Atef," holding a papyrus flower in his right hand, and
two conical cakes of bread, tahut, in a basket in his left. He has no cone on
his head. His son is followed by " his sister Abekh," wearing long hair, namms,
a cone on the head, collar, usx, and long female garment held up by straps
across the shoulders. This part of the tablet is much corroded, and not quite

In the second division is a scene of sepulchral worship " made to the corn
measurer, Nefermen," who, draped as before, is seated on a high-backed chair at
the left side of the tablet, facing to the right, his feet placed on a mat or
footstool; his right hand, extended and doubled, holds a sash; his left is raised.
At his side is seated his wife Abekh; she wears the sepulchral cone on the
head, and has her long hair plaited in horizontal rows of curls. She wears a
collar, usx, round the neck, and long garments to the ankles; places her left hand
on the left shoulder of Nefermen, and clasps his right arm with her right hand.
Under her chair is a favourite cat, seated on a stool. Before Nefermen and
Abekh is a table of offerings, consisting of two circular cakes of bread, paut, a
conical loaf, two gourds, a bunch of onions, hut, and a papyrus flower. Before the
altar, draped in the same costume as Nefermen, but without the conical orna-
ment on the head, stands " his son Rameri," holding a bunch of papyrus flowers
and buds with both hands, which he offers to Nefermen. Behind him follows,
draped in the same costume, "his son Mesi," holding a papyrus flower in his
right hand, bent back on his breast, and a lotus flower, ss'nin, in his left—this,
for Egyptian motives of sculpture, passes round his right side. The last, "his
son Ptahenheb," follows, holding a stand, on which is a hemispherical object or
cover, surmounted by a lotus flower, ss'nin. This tablet appears to be about the
period of the 21st dynasty. 1 ft. 4 in. high, 11| in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1956. Sepulchral tabiet, with a rounded top, hutu, dedicated to Osiris, for
Amenhetp, a scribe; in two divisions.

1. In the first "Osiris the eternal ruler" is represented on the left side of the
tablet, wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt, hut, on his head, standing

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