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

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connection with the name of Amenernhat, and shewing that she was the wife of
Amenhetp; and before the second "the sister of his father, the lady of a
house, Neferari," that is his paternal aunt.

The body of Osiris is coloured white, the face dark, hair black, the flesh of
the figures red, the flowers and hieroglyphs blue. Apparently about the com-
mencement of the 18th dynasty. 1 ft. 8 in. high, 1 ft. 2 in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1957. Sepulchral tablet, with a rounded top, hutu; dedications to Osiris and
the gods of his circle, and sepulchral worship for Pai, a storekeeper of gum1,
probably belonging to the king or temple, in three divisions.

The first division is surmounted by the winged disk, hut, and represents the
deceased Pai in the boat of Osiris. The god is seated in a shrine in the centre
of the boat, looking to the prow. The upper part of the shrine is slightly
curved. Osiris is seated on a throne, tna or nest, with a back and cushion or
cloth, aft. He wears on his head the crown, atf, with the two ostrich feathers
at the sides, emblems of the goddess Ma, or Truth; his form is enveloped in
bandages, mer em hebs, as if mummied : his face is bearded. In his right hand
he holds a crook, ah or liaq, emblems of his rule over Egypt, and in his left the
three-thonged whip, neyey^. A symbolic eye, the right, uta, is above; his titles,
" Osiris, great god, eternal ruler, dwelling in the East," are inscribed above his
head. In front of Osiris stands the goddess Isis, wearing long hair tied by a
crown or fillet, meh, and surmounted by a throne, her name and emblem, draped
in long female dress. She turns round and looks at Osiris, placing her right
hand on his left shoulder, and raising her left hand as if addressing him. Behind
the god is Nephthys, draped in similar attire and wearing the basket and symbol
of an abode, Neb-ta, her name and emblem, on her head. She looks at Osiris
from behind, places her left hand on his right shoulder, and raises her right
hand as if addressing Osiris. Behind the shrine stand "Har-sa-hesi," or "Horus,,
the son of Isis," the Harsiesis of the Greek writers. He is hawk-headed, wears
a collar, u$%, and tunic, s'enti, round his loins; his left hand is pendent, his
right raises the cord of the two large paddles, one on each side of the boat, by
which the Egyptians steered. In front of the shrine, facing the prow like the
other figures, stands "Anup," or Anubis, "who dwells in the divine abode;"

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