SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.
t'am. Before him is a table or altar of offerings, xau> having on it a large
jar with a spout, namms, four circular cakes of bread, paut, and a bunch of
a lotus flower and two buds. Under the table are two conical vases of wine
on stands. On the other side of the table stands " Naspamai," wearing a
skull-cap, namms, on his head, a collar, us^, on his neck, and a long garment
from the loins to the ankles. Beneath are two lines of hieroglyphs, the usual
dedication to Osiris :
"Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, eternal
ruler, who has given a good burial, the water of the divine offerings, to the
Osirian Naspamai, son of Amenartas."
The flesh of the figures is coloured red. About the age of the 26th dynasty.
1 ft. 2} in. high, 11| in. wide. Calcareous stone.
1969. Sepulchral tablet with a rounded top, hutu, dedicated to Osiris, Isis,
Nephthys, and Anubis, for Takhrotanbast, a female. Above is the winged disk,
with pendent ursei wearing disks, entitled " Hut, the great god, lord of the
Heaven." Beneath this is a scene of adoration to the above-mentioned deities,
placed under the emblem of the Heavens. To the left, facing right, are the
following deities: " Osiris, the great god," wearing the crown, at/, with the two
ostrich feathers, a collar, us^, counterpoise, mating, his form enveloped in
bandages, with a kind of apron in front; standing facing to the right, hold-
ing a sceptre, uas, symbol of life, any^, and an emblem of stability, tat, in
both hands. He stands upon a pedestal in shape of a cubit, emblem of
truth. Behind Osiris is Anupu or Anubis, jackal-beaded, wearing a collar,
us~%, and tunic, s'enti, bracelets, men nefer en kabu, raising his left hand to
Osiris and holding an emblem of life in his right hand, which is pendent.
He is entitled "Anupu, resident in the divine place (sell)." Behind Anubis
is "Isis, the great mother," draped in the usual female costume, wearing a
collar and a long garment from the breast to the ankles, and armlets. She
holds an emblem of life in her pendent right hand and a papyrus sceptre, j(U,
in her left; on her head is the throne, her name and emblem. Behind her,
in the same costume and attitude, is the goddess Nephthys, wearing the basket
and above her emblem and name, and holding the symbol of life and sceptre.
She is called Nephthys, the sister goddess. At the right side facing the gods,