Progeess of Egyptology.
and dignified face of the old man strikes one as something human, as a face
that one would recognize in a portrait.
" The canopic vases of Thuaa are interesting; they each contain, packed
in sawdust, some one of the organs of the body wrapped up in cloths so as
to form the model of a mummy, over the head of which is placed a small
mask of gilt plaster. The vases of Yuaa are much simpler.
" One of the most striking objects is a chariot; it bears no scenes in relief
to compare with those on the chariot of Thothmes IV., but it is practically
complete, and the decorations of spirals and rosettes in gilt plaster make it
a very handsome object.
"There are two of the Osiris beds, like that in Mahirpra ; there is a
jewel box decorated with mosaic of ivory, ebony, and faience, with
inscription in gold, several other boxes less elaborate in ornament, and
besides, a lot of boxes of wood covered with pitch and containing different
dried meats, geese, ducks and various joints of veal (?). Lastly there are
three beds and three chairs. The beds are like Nubian angaribs, but with
head-boards; one of these has panels adorned with basreliefs in silvered
plaster; in another the scenes are gilt; they consist chiefly of figures of
"The chairs are perhaps the most striking objects in the whole collection,
and cannot be described in a few words. Two of the three had probably
been used before being employed as funeral furniture ; they certainly show
signs of wear. One, a small one, is gilt all over, and bears on the back
a scene of a water excursion; in another the arms are of open-work,
representing an ibex; the third and largest is made of veneered wood
with designs and texts in gilt: above the front legs and serving as hand-
rests are two female heads in the round.
"The contents of the tomb as a whole, considered as beautiful objects
and museum specimens, are not surpassed by any other group; they are,
for instance, far better than those of Sennotem and finer than those of
Mahirpra, But there is no great novelty among them, and if Yuaa was
a foreigner, as has been thought, it must be admitted that he had a very
orthodox Egyptian funeral. The only piece of evidence that could be
quoted from the tomb for his being a foreigner is the singular variety
in the spelling of his name, which appears under at least five different
" A curious point is that the tomb itself is unfinished: no wall is
plastered or painted and most are left quite rough. One may suppose
that it was only after their daughter married the king that this pair had
any claim to be buried in the royal cemetery, and that they had begun