Petrie, William M. Flinders [Bearb.]
The royal tombs of the first dynasty (Part I): 1900 — London, 1900

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PI. xxi. 24, 25. Titles with the name (?)

26. The Horus name Den and ^^sl fi (?).

27. Q <§ O " overseer, the middle," cf. xxiv.
44, &c. In the sign of the heart its vessels
are shown much more prominently at this time
than later.

28. The name y<» Ka-sa, cf. xvi. 19,

accompanied by a title I "* " (?), " eyes of the
king (?)."

29. The name (?) (1 s=> Ath, accompanied by

vTj © (?), Ankh-ka, perhaps a city name : the last
sign, which occurs so commonly in these groups,
may be d, perhaps as a word-sign. Two vases in
a rectangle, with ? hz sometimes inside, some-
times outside, reading Pr-hz . . . . ; cf. note
to 35.

30. The same name with J'. © Senh-ka (?),
<=> and ® *,°l (?).

31. Here we may perhaps recognise a vine-
trellis, Avith other signs.

34. ;



" the Councillor," followed by g

J ^ in a rectangle is evidently


the same as L| m hry-c pr-hz, " assistant
in the treasury," xxiii. 40.

PL xxiii. 37. Possibly " wine-press of the
East in the nomes of the North," and, 38,
"wine-press of the West in the nomes of the

39. " Treasurer of the King of Lower Egypt
in the store (mhr ?) of the Saite nome." For
the importance of the Saite nome at this period,
see the note to pi. i.

40. " The assistant in the treasury, the Sezty-
sealer (?) Hetep."

41. The " Sezty Hetep " and unknown signs.

42. "Chnemhetep (?)."

43. Q ^=^ U and other signs.

PL xxiv. 44. Cf. 45, xxi. 27, and xxv. 50.
45. v\ 1 rfjjj c^) " promoting the rock of
Horus (?)," in a mountainous oval.

PL xxv. 53—56. Interesting as containing

clearly the name j[ j^LJ, with titles found
scattered on other sealings, viz., the well-known
and 0 (53) ; \^ y ^-=, in a mountainous

oval, probably as the name of a city or country;

£ <0> 55, cf. 27, 44, 50






cf. 47, &c, 63, 64, 83, 84; and two kinds of
vases together, cf. 47.

PL xxvi. 58. The two-kingdom title with name
of Merpaba, followed by containing the same
title with Her-pa-ua (?), as in the inscriptions of
Qa-a, ix. 3, &c, and ¥ |q, i.e., probably l/'t,
"tomb." The one-barbed hook or harpoon-
head, possibly wc, " one " (Hieroglyph*, p. 52),
or ds, "blade" (ib., p. 50, L. D., ii. 13), is
similar to that which is figured in the talons
of a hawk in the palette of Narmer. Perhaps
Her-pa-ua is the name of the sepulchral city or
tomb of Merpaba.

PL xxvii. 64—67. Titles of [1 ^ J 8cb, Sabu,

who was




m a moun-



tainous oval, &c, cf. 81, &c.

68 contains a title connected with the "
vineyard (?)."

PL xxviii. 77 has several well-defined and
remarkable signs, difficult to identify.

PL xxix. 85, a remarkable little seal, difficult
to interpret.

36. PL xxx. The important stela iigured in
this plate (= xxxvi. 48) shows the figure of a
noble standing, holding staff and j), in the atti-
tude commonly seen in tomb sculptures. His



_ S^b-f, Sabef, is behind him in
large characters. Above, in smaller writing, are
his titles. The first is probably expressed by the
containing °»= 'W' ^=^ " the governor of the
Residence {h'-fy ?) of ' All Protection behind,' "
which Prof. Petrie (above, p. 21) considers to be
the name of the tomb of Qa-a. We then have
\ m "regulator of the festival" or "tent," a
well-knoAvn title in Old Kingdom tombs for a
person connected perhaps with the tomb service.
After this comes (f[}| hnt and M V\ v D H'ty (?)
wc (?) pw fy r'w, believed by Prof. Petrie to be the


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