SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE.
her right hand, which is pendent, she holds a symbol of life : her left is raised to
the back of Osiris. Isis is followed by " Har," or Horus, hawk-headed, wearing
the psx&^t and a tunic, s'enti, round the loins, holding a symbol of life in
the right hand and a kukupha sceptre in the left. He is followed by "Nephthys,"
attired in the same manner as Isis, but wearing the basket and having her
name and emblem on her head; holding a symbol of life in her right hand
and a papyrus sceptre, yii, in her left. Behind her is "Anupu," or Anubis,
jackal-headed, wearing a tunic, s'enti, holding a symbol of life in his right
hand and a dogheaded sceptre, t'am, or acts, in his left. Last of all is the
god Amsi or " Khem," wearing the red crown, tes'r, on his head, surmounted by
two tall plumes, holding a whip, n&ye-y^ in his right hand, which is raised behind
him. Before Osiris are a lotus flower and vase on a stand, above which are
the four Genii of the Karneter, or Hades, standing, mummied, and facing to
the right. They are Amset, human-headed : Hapi, ape-headed : Tuautmutf,
jackal-headed, and Kabhsenuf, hawk-headed. Before them is an altar on which
is a libation vase with spout and cover, namms, and a papyrus flower. The
deceased " Osiris Petat, justified/' stands before the altar adoring the gods; he
wears a skull-cap, namms, surmounted by a conical ornament and long garment,
basui, from the loins to the ankles. He elevates both hands, praying to the
gods. The five lines of hieroglyphs below read :
"Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, lord of
Abutu [Abydos], who has given sepulchral meals of food and drink, of bread,
beer, oxen, geese, incense, wax, wine, milk, supplies, corn, all good and pure
things upon which a god lives, to the devoted, to Osiris, divine bard in Kar-
neter, Osirian Petat, justified, to Osiris, placed and favoured before the great
god, lord of Abydos for ever!" The genuineness of this tablet is doubtful.
Lines red. 1 ft. 2 in. high, 11 in. wide. Calcareous stone.
1973. Sepulchral tablet, with circular top, having in relief the winged solar
disk known as the Har Hut, the Horus of Apollinopolis Magna or Edfu.
Beneath are the two symbolic eyes and the symbol nefer or goodness; a group
of frequent occurrence on sepulchral tablets, the exact meaning of which is not
known. The place which this group occupies on these tablets is sometimes
replaced by the signet emblem of the solar orbit, the three waving lines of water,