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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.

rows of members of the family seated on their legs on the ground, and draped
in the same costume. Before each row is a low table of offerings, on which are
two circular cakes of bread, tpaut, and two oval loaves. The first row has a
female at its head, extending her right hand, and holding a lotus flower in her left
hand on the breast. She is "his daughter Pipai." The other figures are in
the same attitude, but hold no lotus flowers. The names mentioned in the
hieroglyphic inscriptions are " his son Ptahemai," " his son Ra-aui," " his daughter
Meri."

In the second row are nine persons seated in the same attitude, and draped
in the same costume, having a table of offerings before the first; none hold
lotus flowers. A few only of the names are given, as "his daughter Maa, his
daughter Aui, Mai, Mutemua, Petamen, Hernetut."

In the third row, seated in the same way, and having a table of offerings
before them, are nine other persons, with the names " Rua, her son Penamen—
her son Amenuahsu—her son Pipui."

The third division has a similar scene of sepulchral offerings. At the right
side of the tablet, draped in the same costume, but holding a sceptre or mace,
X^rp, hi his left hand, is " Pekames, the superintendent of gold-workings," seated
facino- to the left, on the usual hisli-backed chair : behind him is seated " his
sister Mutemua," holding a lotus flower in her right hand, and a doubled sash
in her left. Before them is a table of offering, on which are two circular cakes,
pant, a basket of fruit, some other object, and a bunch of onions, hat. Under
the table a conical wine jar. Before the table, facing Pekames, stands "his son,
the superintendent of the gold-workings, Pekamai, wearing a short wig or hair,
a full garment of fine transparent linen or muslin. In his right hand he holds
a jar of libation, qabh, which he pours from the spout, and in his right a
calathus-shapecl vase of burning incense. Behind him, seated on the ground, in
the same drapery and attitude as the smaller figures in the three rows of the
second compartment, are eleven figures, having before them a tray or bowl of
offerings on the ground. Some of their names are given, as " his daughter
Anti, his son Piaui, his daughter Urnaru, Kai."

The lower smaller compartment has a scene of sepulchral worship; at the
right side is seated a male figure, Mai, wearing long hair, namms, a collar, and full
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