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

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and a basket. At each side is a jackal couchant, respecting, emblem of the god
Anupu or Anubis as the Apheru or Apinatennu, guide of the roads of the
South and North. Beneath these is a band and horizontal line of hieroglyphs
facing to the right:

" Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, give thou to receive

all things to the person attached to the hierodoulos......Harsaesi, son of a

person of like office, superintendent of the same place."

Beneath is an adoration to Ra, seated on a plinth, hawk-headed, disked,
wearing an uroeus, holding before him a sceptre, uas or t'am, having before him an
altar, papyrus flowers, two trussed ducks, a basket, and eight cakes of bread. Be-
neath are two wine jars on stands. Before the god are two men in adoration,
going to the left. The person attached to the servants, the hierodoulos Harsibesi,

The Osirian royal scribe, chamberlain attached to the servants, hierodoulos......

Nastep, son of Harsiesis. This tablet is very rude and late. 1 ft. in. high,
10J in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1974. Sepulchral tablet, hutu, dedicated to A turn or Turn, Osiris, Horus,
Isis, Anubis, and other deities, for Takhratankh, a sistrum player, or musician of
Osiris, daughter of Ameneman, an officer of the city of Apur and of Mertefnu,
lady of a house, in fifteen horizontal lines of hieroglyphs. The deceased lady
stands facing to the right, holding up both hands, in front of an altar before
Osiris, who appears standing in his usual type. Behind Osiris stands Harsaesis
or Horus, the son of Isis, hawk-headed, facing like Osiris to the left, hawk-
headed, wearing the psyent, holding a sceptre, uas or t'am in his right hand,
and an emblem of life in his left. Behind Harsiesis stands facing in the same
direction the goddess Isis draped, wearing a throne, her emblem, on her head,
her left hand raised, her right holding an emblem of life. This scene is sur-
mounted by the Hut or Har of Hut, the winged solar disk, symbol of the
Horus of Apollinopolis Magna, having at each side a jackal couchant, the sacred
animal of Ap-heru or Ap-matennu1, the guide of the Roads, title of Anubis,
having a whip at its side. The hieroglyphs beneath this scene read "Act of
homage to Ba, to Turn, lord of An [Heliopolis], Osiris, who dwells in the

1 See ante.
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