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

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SEPULCHRAL TABLETS IN CALCAREOUS STONE. 317

aten, entwined by an urseus, arat, facing to the right, draped in the usual
manner, holding in both hands the j uas, sceptre. Before him is an altar,
Xau, on which is placed a jug, namms, and a priestess named Merura stands by,
her hair in the style of the later dynasties, the 22nd or 26th, draped in a long
garment, her right hand raised, her left pendent, holding a band; in the area
facing to the right are three perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs : " Act of homage
to Ea, Harmachis, great god, who gives meals of bread and beer, all things
good and pure, to the person1 of the Osirian lady of the house, Merura, justified."
Calcareous stone.

1976. Tablet of rectangular shape, on it is painted the figure of an ibis, the
Hah, a bird sacred to, and living emblem of, the god Thoth. Above is the Hut
or winged disk, called in a line of hieroglyphs, " Hut the great god, lord of
the heavens, giver of life." Above are eight deities in a shrine, in outline to
the right. Above the moulding the Hut and palm leaves in black. The Hut
is in red outline on a white ground. The whole of this tablet is much
obliterated and indistinct. 3 ft. 7 in. long, 1 ft. 4 in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1977. Sepulchral tablet, hutu, with rounded top, above two symbolic eyes,
ut'a, emblems of the Sun and Moon, having between them the T nefer, emblem
of goodness. At the sides are two jackals, and above the winged disk, Hut,
or Har of Hut. Beneath stands a person whose name is uncertain, entitled
" the Osirian, attached to the servants, hierodoulos or servant of the Ka or
Genius," and having another obscure title, wearing a head-dress with five rays,
and draped in a long garment, lifting his hands in adoration to the god Ba,
who is hawk-headed, wearing a disk, standing on a pedestal, in shape of a
cubit or Truth. Before him is a table with six cakes of bread, onions, two
gourds and two jars of wine beneath, bound with papyrus flowers. In the lower
part are three horizontal lines of hieroglyphs: " Act of homage to Osiris, who
dwells in the West, great god, lord of Abydos, who has given meals of oxen,

1 The qa, or spirit.

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