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

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WOODEN SEPULCHRAL TABLETS.

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homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, lord of Abydos, who has
given food, supplies, incense, clothes, wine, milk, all good pure things, to the Osirian
lady of the house Tasamen1, justified;" black hieroglyphs on a yellow and white
ground ; background white ; border all round. 1 ft. 9 in. wide. Sycamore wood.

1981. Sepulchral tablet with a rounded top, hutu; adorations to Osiris for
Amsu, son of ...ranf, priest of Osiris.

Above is the " Hut," or Har of Hut, the Horus of Apollinopolis Magna
or Edfu, or winged disk, represented as the solar orb, having an urseus on
each side, but without wings. Beneath is a border of triglyphs and the adora-
tion to Osiris. The god is represented standing facing to the right, wearing
the atf, bearded, a collar, us^, round the neck, with the counterpoise, md~
dnx, hanging at the neck behind. His form is enveloped in bandages, mer
em hebs. He holds a dogheaded sceptre, uas, or t'am, before him by both hands.
Behind Osiris stands the goddess Isis, wearing long hair and the usual female
costume. On her head is the throne, her name and emblem. Her right arm
is pendent, her left, raised, has a doubled sash thrown across it.

The inscription beneath is the usual sepulchral dedication to Osiris.

"Act of homage to Osiris, who dwells in the West, great god, lord of
Abydos, who has given sepulchral meals of bread and beer, oxen, geese, incense,
clothes, wax, wine, milk, bread and food, all good and pure things for the
Osirian priest of Amen Aruru," or " Heqaru, son of Ankhranef, justified." Painted
about the period of the 24th dynasty, B.C. 700. 1 ft. 3 in. high, 10j in. wide.
Sycamore wood.

1982. Tablet with a rounded top, hutu, having on it the following scene,
in divisions, painted in tempera on a white stucco ground :

I. The Hut, or winged disk, coloured red, with wings and beams of light.
On the left side is an urams serpent of the goddess Uat or Buto, wearing the
tes'er, or red crown, emblem of dominion over the lower country; and on the
right another urseus, of the goddess Nesebs, wearing the hut, or white crown,
emblem of dominion over the upper country. Two black jackals are couchant
at the sides, emblems of the god Anup or Apmatennu, wearing red sashes round

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