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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the heaven, under which the scene takes place. Osiris is represented seated
on a throne, facing to the right, wearing the crown, at/, his form enveloped in
bandages, his right hand holding the whip, ne-^&X? ^is left a crook, haq or ab.
Before him is an altar, ^cro, on which are placed two circular and one oval
cakes of bread, ta, a trussed goose, and a bunch of onions. Before Osiris is
written, " Says Osiris, the great god, lord of the East," but the speech is
wanting. Behind Osiris stands the goddess Isis, wearing long hair, with the
throne, name and emblems, and an uraeus on the head; she wears a long gar-
ment, and stands on a square pedestal. Above and before her is the " Speech
of Isis; he has consecrated four times, the daughter Ptahhetp, born of Tesnekht."

On the other side of the table or altar stands Mentaemha, shorn, and
wearing a long garment from the loins to the ankles. He raises both hands
in adoration to Osiris. Before him, continued behind him, is a line of
hieroglyphs:

"Says the Osirian Mentaemha, son of Mentaemha-Taher, Hail Uat (Buto)."
Beneath is the usual sepulchral dedication in three lines.

"Act of homage to Osiris, the great god who has given sepulchral meals
of bread and beer, oxen, geese, incense, clothes, fabrics, all good and pure things
to the devoted, to the Osirian Mentaemha, son of Khuunnefer, justified, son of
the lady of a house, Takhet, justified, devoted to Osiris."

This tablet is very suspicious and of doubtful authenticity : if true, it is of
the period of the 20th dynasty, and of good execution. 1 ft. 6| in. high,
1 ft. 2 in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1968. Sepulchral tablet with rounded top, hutu. Adoration to Ra Har-
ma^u or Harmachis for Naspamau.

Above are the two symbolic eyes, ut'a, having between them the symbol J
nefer, or goodness, and on the right and left the titles of Anubis, or Ap-
matennu. That on the right is " He who is over the hill'," that on the left,
"Attached to the coffin," the usual titles of Anubis.

To the left, beneath, is the god Ba as Har-em-a^u, or Harmachis, hawk-
headed, wearing the solar disk and urasus, a serpent and a long headdress,
namms, his form enveloped in bandages, mer em hebs, his hands emerging,
both holding the whip, neyey^, the crook, haq, and the sceptre, uas, os
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