SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.
by a fillet, meh, and lotus flower, ss'nin ; she has circular earrings, s'aka, is draped in
the usual female garment. Ptahmeri kneels on both knees, lifting up both hands
in adoration to Osiris. Behind Ptahmeri, draped in the same costume, and
kneeling, is " her daughter Tui," elevating her left hand like her mother, but
holding a bunch of three lotus flowers, ss'nin, in her right. She is followed
by "her son Tahutimes," or her brother, the son of Ptahmeri, Avho has his head
shorn, a collar, us-^, round the neck, and a plaited garment from the loins. He
kneels on his left knee, elevates his right hand, and holds a bunch of lotus
flowers, ss'nin, in his left. The scene is closed by another member of the family,
"her son Paaumen," the brother of Tahutimes, who has his head shorn, wears a
collar, iisx, round his neck, and a full garment, basui, from the loins to the
knees. Paaumen stands elevating his left hand, holding a bunch of two lotus
flowers in his right hand. Their stems pass behind his right arm.
The inscription, in three lines of hieroglyphs in front of these figures, is one
of the usual acts of adoration to Osiris :
"Act of homage to Osiris, great god, lord of the heaven, who has given
water, air, bread, beer, wine, to the Osiris, superintendent of the magazines,
Pameri, and his beloved sister, the mistress of a house, Ptahmeri."
The tablet is of the close of the 18th or commencement of the 19th dynasty.
1 ft. high, 1 ft. 3 in. wide. Calcareous stone.
1961. Sepulchral tablet, with a rounded top, hutu; sepulchral worship by a
harheb or sacerdotal functionary named Painefu to Pahetp, the governor of a
nome or district; Pahetp stands on the right side of the tablet and faces to
the left; his head is shorn; he wears a collar round the neck, a long garment
from the breast to the ankles, basui, held up by straps, unyu, and sandals, teb,
on the feet. In his right hand, which is pendent, he holds two buds or leaves
in his left hand a papyrus flower and tall stick or wand, ah, the head of which
is in shape of the same flower. He is called in the inscription above his head
"the governor of the district, Pahetp, justified." Before him is a table of
offerings, on which are placed two circular cakes of bread, an oval cake, and a
lotus flower. On the other side of the altar stand "the harheb (a kind of
priest) of the Sun (or Pa) Painefu, justified, [son ofj the magistrate Pahetp,
justified." He is shorn, and wears a long plaited garment and faces Pahetp ; in