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

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and geese, bread and beer, and all things good, to the Osirian attached to

the servants, hierodoulos of the Ka.....,\ scribe of the places of the returns,

scribe......of......2 Mehen, son of a similar functionary Petmeh, born of


The tablet is of peculiar work, and of the style of the Ptolemaic period, but
on account of its defective reading and suspicious style of art its authenticity is
probably open to doubt. 1 ft. 5^ in. high, 1 ft. 1 in. wide. Calcareous stone.

1978. Sepulchral tablet, with a rounded top, hutu, having two symbolic eyes

of the Sun and Moon, and between them a signet £L and -three horizontal

lines, which together signify "The circuit of the water." Beneath is a scene of
a man draped in a long garment, standing in adoration to a goddess, draped,
wearing horns, and seated on a throne facing to the right, and holding a sceptre,
uas or t'am. Beneath in horizontal lines of hieroglyphs is the usual dedication to
Osiris for the deceased. From the inscription and style of this tablet it appears
to be of doubtful authenticity, if not an imitation. ■ Q}£ in. high, 6^ in. wide.
Calcareous stone.

1979. Sepulchral tablet, rounded top, hutu; above the Hut or winged disk;
at the right side the standard of the East; at the left that of the West going
up the tablet; on it Osiris standing mummied, facing to the right, wearing the
crown, atef, a collar, us\, holding an united whip, neyerfo sceptre, uas, crook, haq,
at the breast. Before him are two shorn men, naked to the waist, and wearing
long garments to the ankles. The first holds a low jug, namms, in the right hand,
pouring water on a cup-shaped altar; the left hand, pendent, holds a censer or
amshoir. Behind, a girl of small proportions, wearing a long garment, advances
in the same direction, the right hand raised, the left pendent; all are coloured
red. There are two perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs facing to the right: " Act

1 kept or sexen ui'a,SL word formed of the word "to clasp" or "embrace," and the symbolic eye, sacerdotal


- Perhaps of the hierodouloi or servants of the temple.
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