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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.

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right and left; that to the left is an act of adoration to Har-ern-ayu, or
Harrnachis, "the Sun in the Horizon." It reads:

" Act of homage to Haremakhu [Harmachis], to Turn, lord of the two
countries of An [Heliopolis], to Athor, mistress of the Southern Sycamore, who
have given life and health, appointed as wished and desired, to the superintendent
of the servants, Amenemheb, justified in peace."

The line to the right is an act of adoration to Osiris and Anubis:
"Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, to Anup, lord of the
Rusta [Entrance of Hades], who have given to receive the food which comes
in presence [of the gods] to the superintendent of the servants, Pakharu."

The first division represents the adoration to Osiris. The god is seated on
a throne, and faces to the right. He wears the crown, qtf, on his head, with
the two feathers of Truth, a collar, u$x, round his neck. His form is enveloped
in bandages, as if mummied, mer em hehs. In his right hand he holds a very
long crook, in his left the three-thonged whip. His throne is of the usual
shape, and is placed upon a pedestal in form of a cubit, emblem of Truth.
Behind Osiris, and facing in the same direction, is Isis, in her celestial character,
wearing on her head the solar disk and cow's horns placed on a cornice. She
wears a collar, and a long female garment from the neck to the ankles; her right
hand is raised towards Osiris, her left is pendent. She is called in the inscrip-
tions : " Isis, the great mother goddess, mistress of heaven—Athor, mistress of the
Southern Sycamore, regent of the West." " Osiris " is here named " dwelling in
the West, lord of Rusta, great god."

Before Osiris is an altar or table of viands, yaw, on which are placed two
circular and one oval cakes of bread, two other viands, four small jars or baskets
holding fruit or other substances, and a bunch of papyrus and lotus flowers. On
the other side of the altar stands " Taa, superintendent of the silver house"
or treasury, wearing long hair, namms, in the style of the 19th and 20th
dynasties, a collar, us%, round the neck, a full garment of fine linen or muslin
with sleeves, and sandals, teb, on the feet. He faces the god and raises both
hands in adoration to the god. Taa is followed by the lady of a house, the
chief of the harem of the South and North, also named Taa. She wears remark-
ably long hair, over which is thrown a lotus bud, a long female garment with

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