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

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facing to the right. His face is bearded; he wears a collar, us^, and the
counterpoise of a collar, md-dnkh, at the back of his neck ; his form is enveloped
in bandages, mer em hebs, like a mummy; his hands come out, holding the
dog-headed sceptre, uas, the crook, a or hah, and the whip, nex?x> emblem of his
power, his rule, and his protection. He stands on a pedestal, in shape of a
cubit, riiah, emblem of the goddess Ma, or Truth. Before him is a tall stand
or altar, ^au, on which is placed a vase, namms. Before the altar stand two
persons; the first, Amenhetp, the scribe of the queen, wears short hair, namms,
a full semi-transparent garment up to the neck, where there is a slight opening,
and a tunic, s'enti, beneath. He holds in his right hand a jug of libations,
with spout and cover, the qarli or qabh, out of which he pours a stream of
water on a small altar placed in front of the taller stand or altar. In his
left hand he holds a hemispherical bowl, probably of bronze, containing burning
incense. He is followed by his son Amenemhat, surnamed Hata, a military
officer, draped in the same costume, holding a papyrus flower in his right hand
and another flower and two buds in his left. The inscriptions above, in addition
to the name and title of Osiris above given, have the usual sepulchral dedica-
tion to Osiris:

" Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, eternal ruler,
who gives sepulchral meals of bread and beer, oxen, geese, all good and pure
things upon which a god lives, to Amenhetp, the scribe of the queen, justified,
by his son, who keeps his name alive, the captain of the troops Amenemhat,
surnamed Hata, who followed his lord at his footsteps, bearing the flabellum."

In this part of the tablet the form J for ^ throws a doubt on

the authenticity of the monument.

2. In the second or lower division are two females seated on the ground, wear-
ing the usual long female headdress, namms, surmounted by the conical ornament
and lotus bud, a collar, us^, and the usual long female garment. They are
seated on their legs on the ground and face the left, the first holding a lotus
flower, ss'nin, and the second that of the papyrus. Before them is a basket,
tna, on which are three circular cakes of bread, paut, an oval loaf, ta, a hemi-
spherical loaf, and a bunch of onions, hut, or a gourd, tenruqa.

Before the first is "born of the lady of a house, Neferari," apparently in
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