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

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SEPULCHRAL VASES.

1987. Sepulchral vase, in shape of Amset, the first of the four gods of the
Karneter, or Hades, its cover in shape of a human head. The vases in shape
of Amset held the separately embalmed stomach of the deceased, and they
were the first of the series. The formula, however, inscribed on this vase refers
to Kabhsenuf, the hawk-headed god, or fourth of the series, in whose vase the
liver was deposited. Sometimes, indeed, the vases all had human heads, but they
have often heads, as in the present instance, attached which do not belong to
them. This vase contains an inscription which refers to the same person as the
preceding. The text reads :

" Says Selk—I bring my safety daily in making my care for Kabhsenuf, who
is in me, the protection of the Osiris, captain of the troops, Psametikua, justified.
The Osiris, captain of troops, Psametikua, justified, is Kabhsenuf." 1 ft. 3 in. high,
9 in. wide. Alabaster.

1988. Sepulchral vase, in shape of Hapi, the second genius or god of the
Karneter, or Hades. The smaller intestines, separately embalmed, were placed in
the vase of Hapi. This vase is the second of the same series, and has inscribed
on it five lines of hieroglyphs, the usual Saite formula, for Psametikua, the
above-mentioned captain of troops. It reads :

"Says Nephthys—I conceal a mystery, I make the vital warmth of Hapi,
which is in me. Protected is the Osiris, captain of troops, Psametikua, justi-
fied—protected is Hapi. The Osiris, captain of troops, Psametikua is Hapi."
1 ft. 5-£ in. high, 8|- in. wide. Arragonite.

1989. Canopus or sepulchral vase, Tuautmutf, the third god or genius of the
Karneter, or Hades, with the head of a jackal. It is one of the same series as
the preceding, and made for the captain of the soldiers, Psametikua. The head
does not belong to it, for the inscription shews that it is of Amset, the first
genius. The text reads :

" Says Isis—I subdue the enemy, I prefer safety for Amset, who is in me.
The safety of the Osiris, captain of troops, Psametikua, justified. The safety of
Amset. The Osiris, captain of troops, Psametikua is Amset." 1 ft. in. high,
9 in. wide. Arragonite.

1990. Sepulchral vase, of the usual shape, with cover, in form of the Am-
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