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

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objects not egyptian.

raised as if hurling a lance, left placed on stomach; perhaps intended for
Laran or the Etruscan Mars. 2f in. high. Bronze,.

2028. I sis, seated on a lotus flower, draped in a tunic, chiton, and fringed
pallium, exomis, suckling Horus. She holds her breast with her right hand,
and Horus in her left; the head of Horus is broken off, and the hair of the
goddess tied in a hroboulos behind. It is of the Roman period, sigillaria
having come then into common use. 2\ in. high. Terra cotta.

2029. Foot from a cista, which has been supported by three as a kind of
tripod. The upper part of it is in shape of a bearded Seilenos, whose hands
are placed on his belly, below which is a fringed dress terminating in the claw
of a lion. Behind, at right angles, is a plate for holding the cista at back.
This is not an uncommon form of the foot of a cista, especially of those of
later period and style of Southern Italy, executed between the 2nd and 3rd
cent. b.c., and it is also found in Egypt. 3J in. high. Bronze.

2030. Weight of a steel-yard of the Roman period, in shape of the bust of
Eros or Cupid, or else one of the small figures called Genii; the hair in curls,
and tied up in a bow at the top of the head, as is usual in these youthful
personifications and in figures of Harpocrates. At the top of the head is a ring
for suspension. Many of these metal weights, usually with the neck part of
the bust loaded to adjust them to the proper weight, are found in Egypt. In
the Roman territory they sometimes were in shape of the busts of the early
Csesars, shewing the period of their use and introduction. 1 in. high. Bronze.

2031. Handle of a patera or saucepan of the Roman period, and apparently
not Egyptian; the body is cylindrical and fluted, terminating in the head of
a ram, as these Roman vessels usually do. Part of the body of the patera
and a rivet-hole remain. The rust with which it is covered shews it not to be
Egyptian. 7f in. high. Bronze.

2032. Square weight, having impressed on it NT with a laurel wreath.
These initials are those of w/ucryuaTa y or rpud, "three nomismas," or solidi,
the name given to the gold coins of Constantine and his successors, 72
of which, marked 0B; were struck to the pound. This object weighs 216 grs.
Troy. These weights, often found in Egypt, are consequently later than a.d. 330,
being in use in the Greek provinces of the Empire, § in. square. Bronze.
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