SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.
oval cake, ta, two gourds, a bunch of onions, hut, a goose, lotus flower, ss'nin,
and two buds. The lines of hieroglyphs over his head are the speech of the
god, " Says Anup, who dwells in the place of the divine gateway, I have come,
bringing all protection to thee, Osiris."
Qn the other side of the altar Pai stands facing to the left in adoration
to the god. He wears long hair in close rows of curls reaching to the shoulders,
in the style of the 19th dynasty, and the semi-transparent plaited garment of
fine linen or muslin used at the period of the 19th dynasty. Pai raises both
hands, the palms towards Osiris, reciting his prayer to the god. The hieroglyphs
above his head express
" For the sake of the superintendent" or " captain of the sailors of the fore-
part of the boat of the lord of the world, Pai... "
Above the scene is the winged disk, the liar en Hat, or Horus of Apolli-
nopolis Magna or Edfu, protector of the Tablet, entwined with an urseus, and
having one wing. 1 ft. 9^ in. high, 1 ft. 10 in. wide. Calcareous stone.
1959. Sepulchral tablet, with rounded top, hutic, in three divisions; adorations
to Osiris and sepulchral worship for Pekames, a superintendent of gold-working.
In the first division, on the left side, " Osiris, who dwells in the West, lord
of Tattu [Abusir], ruler of Abutu" [Abydos], is represented seated on his throne,
facing to the right. The god is bearded, wears on his head the crown, atf,
having on each side an ostrich feather, emblem of the two goddesses, Ma, or
Truth, in whose hall Osiris presided as the judge of the dead; his form is
enveloped in bandages, mer em hebs. His hands hold—the right the whip,
neXeX> emblem of his power, the left the crook, ab or haq, symbol of his rule
over Egypt. His throne has a low back with a cushion or cloth, and is placed
on a pedestal in shape of a cubit, ma, also emblem of Truth. Behind Osiris
stands " Isis; the mother goddess, her hands behind thee [Osiris], for ever
protecting thee." Isis wears a throne, her emblem, on her head; her throne—-
her name and emblem. She is draped in a long garment from the waist to
the ankles, and raises both hands behind Osiris, facing in the same direction.
Before Osiris is an altar, or table of offerings : on it are placed three circular
cakes, paut, a basket of fruit, grapes or dates, two ducks or waterfowl, two
gourds, a bunch of dates, two oval cakes, two papyrus or lotus flowers, ss'nin,