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

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1. "Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, eternal ruler," seated on his throne
on the right side of the picture, wearing on his head the crown, atf, but without
the goat's horns ; on his neck is the collar, usx, with a counterpoise, ma-ankh, at
the neck, and cross straps on the breast. The throne has a low back, over
which is thrown a cloth or cushion. He faces to the left, and holds a doffheaded
sceptre, uas, before him by both hands. The whole is placed on a pedestal in
shape of a cubit, emblem of Truth. Behind Osiris stands the goddess " Isis,
mistress of heaven." She wears a cornice and urseus on her head, a collar, usx,
round her neck, a long female garment, holds up her right hand to the back
of Osiris, and holds a symbol of life, anx, in her left hand. Before Osiris
is a table of offerings, having one circular cake, joaut, three oval loaves, ta, a
gourd, bunch of onions, and some other objects, and a basket holding four
pyramidal loaves, tahut. Under the table are two wine jars, on stands, with
conical stoppers, entwined by lotus or papyrus buds. On the other side of the
altar, facing Osiris, stands the god Anubis, jackal-headed, wearing a collar,
usx, an<^ tunic, s'enti, round the loins, with a long sash like a tail behind. His
right hand, which is pendent, holds a symbol of life, anx', his left a sceptre, uas
or t'am. He is called, in the hieroglyphs above his head, "Apheru," or Apma-
tennu, "ruler of the South of the world, great god, lord of heaven."

The second division has a scene of family worship. At the right side is a
man named Tat-ha, shorn, wearing a collar, usx, ano- a hong tunic, basui,
seated on a chair, holding a lotus flower in his right hand and a doubled sash
in his left. Behind him, facing also to the left, and seated on a high-back
chair, with the usual lion's feet, is " the lady of a house, Tantuabi," wearing
long hair, falling in close plaits from the crown of the head, tied by a crown
or fillet, and surmounted by a conical object. She wears a collar, usx, an<^ the
usual long female garment, and holds a lotus flower in her left hand, bent back
to her breast, her right extended. Before them, shorn, stands facing, wearing
a collar and shorter tunic, [his son] Hui, pouring a libation of water, gabh, out
of a jar, qarh (the Arabic gooleh), held in his left hand. Behind him is a table
of offerings, in shape of the two hands and arms, ha, on which are two circular
cakes of bread, paut, two oval cakes, a gourd, and a basket of fruit. Behind
them is another seated group--A man wearing long hair, in the style of the

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