Petrie, William M. Flinders
A season in Egypt 1887 — London, 1887

Page: 25
DOI Page: Citation link:
License: Public Domain Mark Use / Order
1 cm


74. D.O. Scribe of the accounts of bread of the lord of

both lands, Usi, T.V.

75. D.O. Scribe of the fields, Nebmehti.

76. D.O. Scribe of the treasury of Amen, Men.

77. D.O.....commander of the police, Simut, T.V.

78. 0. Royal scribe, the fan bearer on the .... of the

lord of both lands, Surer (temp. Amenhotep III.,
statue in London, No. 123).

79. Scribe of the royal bread, Piaa; his wife, the widow


80. Scribe of the granary.... of the bread, Pa-amen.

81. The chief (priest) of Mentu, lord of An (Hermonthis),

the scribe, Kanekht.

82. Priest of Amen, .... Ra-aa-kheper .... Pasu.....

83. D. Overseer of the royal harem, Us-ha, T.V.; son of

the judge Neh, T.V. born of Anpu. ....

84. D.O. Scribe of the works of the palace of Ra-ma-neb

(Amenhotep III.) on the west of Thebes, Anhur-
mes, T.V. before the great god.

85. D.O. Fourth prophet of Amen, Menthuemhat, T.V.;

his wife (see Turin No. 3425, where Ultarenset is
his son's mother) loving him, royal relation, the
widow, Utarenset, T.V.

86. D.O. Priest, scribe of treasury of Amen, Userhat; son

of the scribe of the treasury Nebhebu.

87. D.O. Overseer of the fields of Amen, head sealer of

the jars of Amen, priest, Nefer-kha T.V.

88. O. Chief reporter of the lord of both lands, praiser of

the good god, near his heart (?) Menkh-ra.

89. O. Chief (?) priest of Amen, director of the palace,

Amenabt, T.V. His sister loving him, chantress
of Amen, the widow Tamut.

90. Fourth prophet of Amen, royal scribe (?), Menthuem-

hat, T.V. His chief son, of his body, prophet of
Amen, royal relation, Nesptah; born of the widow

91. Fourth prophet of Amen, noble of the town, Men-

thuemhat, T.V. (His) son, prophet of Amen,
scribe of the drink offerings (?) of the temple of
Amen, noble of the town, Nes-ptah, T.V.

92. Royal offering to Osiris, chief of the west (?) may he

give the sweet breath of the north wind, .... for
the ka of the scribe Rema.

93. The hereditary noble, the chancellor, the sole com-

panion, beloved, the true (real) royal relation,
overseer of the great house, guardian of the god,

Abaa.....beloved of the god the living


.... the chanter of Amen, Meru-f.

O. Scribe of the festivals (?) of Amen, Tahuti-nefer;
his name Seturti (?) TV, born of the scribe
Messu, T.V.

The chancellor, overseer of the prophets of the south
and north; high prophet of Amen, Meri; overseer
of the temple of Amen, overseer of the granaries of
Amen, Meri; overseer of the treasury of silver, and
overseer of the treasury of gold, of Amen, Meri;
overseer of the cattle of Amen, Meri.

The chancellor, chief prophet of Amen, Meri; overseer
of the prophets of the districts of the south and
north, Meri; overseer of the fields of Amen,
overseer of the granaries of Amen, Meri; (keeper
of) all seals in the palace of the king, life, wealth,
and health to him ! Meri; overseer of the cattle of
Amen, Meri.
98. Overseer of the cattle of Amen, guardian of the
temple of Amen, body-servant of the good god
(the king), scribe of the food of the lord of both








lands, Ra-men-kheper-senb, T.V. before the good
god (v. 17).

Son of the living Horus, the noble, great chief of the
Mashuash.... overseer of the prophets of Ba-neb-
dadu (Mendes).... born of the widow Shapen

(He) says (I am) devoted to thee, Osiris; (he) says (I
am) devoted to thee, Anpu.

D.O. The hereditary chief, chancellor, sole com-
panion, .... of the lord of both lands, high
prophet of Amen, Amenemhat.

Overseer of the ... . of Khem, and of Isis, Amen-
hotep, T.V. His sister, the widow Kedtmert.

Royal offering to Osiris, lord of eternity .... chief of
the police ? . . . .

104. O. Prophet of the lord of the land, overseer (?) of the

priests, Ser-ka.

105. Governor of the city, Tetamekh.

106. Overseer of the serfs, Ai.

107. The lord of both lands Ra-user-ma-mer-amen, happi-

ness and life, lord of the diadems Ra-messu-hak-an
(Ramessu III.) every day (perpetually) the good
god, living.

37. It now remains to notice the other inscriptions
on PI. xxi. The stela of Mes (fig. 1) is of interest,
as very few notices of the two earlier kings named
on it are to be found elsewhere. First, there comes
after the priesthood to gods, the mention of the
priesthood to the king Tahutmes I.; then to an
earlier king Tau a a, apparently the second of that
group of Rasekenen kings, though slightly modified
from the form in the Abbott papyrus; and then is
the priesthood to Karnes, who thus appears to be the
earliest of these three. The usually accepted relation
of Kames, as husband of queen Aah hotep, and father
of Aahmes I., seems to be based on the jewellery
found with that queen; as, however, that find pro-
bably came from the first plunderings of the treasure
of the Deir el Bahri cave, the collocation of the
objects is of no historical significance. This tablet
is of good work in fine Theban limestone; I purchased
it at Thebes, and exchanged it to M. Grebaut, who
wished for it at the Bulak Museum. The other
objects on this plate, not being required at Bulak, I
have brought home.

The statuette of Sebekemsaf (fig. 2) is in fine
grained dark green basalt; it is of heavy, cold, work,
but not badly finished; the style is much like some
figures from Ekhmim, but the mention of Khonsu
makes it more likely that this belonged to Thebes,
where I purchased it. The height of the figure is
ii£ inches to the broken neck. This is of interest,
as monuments of this king are rare; the only other
remains of his being the statue at Bulak from
Abydos, the rock tablets at Hamamat, his ushabti-
box of wood, and his heart-scarab.

The statuette of Tahuti (fig. 3) is a small enveloped

loading ...