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

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r°Ull(i| aid ^ SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE. 299

garment, basui, facing to the right; in his right hand he holds a sceptre, xerP>
his left is extended. Behind him, draped in the usual female costume, and also

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seated on a chair, is a female, ......i, his wife or daughter. Before this pair is

er %Mes ait a table of offerings, on which are placed two circular cakes of bread, paut, a

Mentioned in • basket of fruit, and a bunch of onions, hut. Before him are two rows of figures

lUlj" "Iris d; seated on the ground, facing, extending their hands. In the front row are his

sons, but the names are almost illegible,
ttitude and Beneath is a second row of two figures, apparently his daughters, in a

e grs|. M > similar attitude, having before them, on the ground, a basket holding three

circular cakes and a bunch of onions. This tablet, which is of the period of
the 18th dynasty, is chiefly remarkable for these rows of small figures intro-
duced into it. 1 ft. 7 in. high, 1 ft. J in. wide. Calcareous stone.

daughter

a table of ofe,
tier son Pet»

19G0. Lower part of a sepulchral tablet, hutu, which has probably had a
rounded top. In two divisions, adorations to Osiris for Bameri, superintendent
of the magazines or stone places of a temple,
ings. At tier: In the first division is the lower part of a scene representing an act of adora-

a sceptre M B tion to Osiris. The lower part of the god, who has been seated on a throne,

old-work::.facing to the right, and enveloped in bandages, mer em hebs, still remains, the
^ js jg.,,, whole placed on a pedestal in shape of a cubit, allegorical of the god as lord

of Truth or the cubit. Before the god is a trumpet-shaped stand or altar,
Xau, which has held a bronze water jug, namms, surmounted by a lotus flower,
the stem of which is seen. Behind the throne of the god is a bunch of
lotus flowers. Before the altar are the legs and part of the plaited tunics of
two men, who have stood facing to the left in adoration to the god; the first
has held before him a sash or water plant, the stem of which remains, and
rigbt hand kag ^e hieroglyphic legend of ["his son or brother] keeping his name alive,

and in ^' ■ auditor of Truth" or "Judge." This is probably Bameri, whose name is men-

eC[ on ^ V tioned below. He is probably followed by the son or brother whose titles pre-

^ tkree 0 cede him.

. fray 01 ^ The lower division has a scene of two females and two men kneelinar in adora-

ffcisw tion. The first female is "his sister, the mistress of a house, Ptahmeri;" her

hair is falling in long curls from the top of the head, terminating in a fringe,
in the style of the 19th dynasty; it is surmounted by a conical ornament and tied

and a

e two circular ^

onions, U ■
lies, stands
a short ^

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