New PDF release: A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam

By Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge

ISBN-10: 1108004393

ISBN-13: 9781108004398

Because the first donations of Egyptian artefacts to the Fitzwilliam Museum, together with the sarcophagus lid of Rameses III donated in 1823, its historic Egyptian holdings have grown gradually. This assortment, now some of the most vital in Britain, used to be catalogued for the 1st time by way of Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) of the British Museum's division of antiquities. Budge used to be a number one authority on old Egypt and had himself got a number of items for the museum in Egypt in 1886-7. the gathering as indexed during this 1893 book integrated 577 gadgets: sarcophagi, coffins, canopic jars, mummies, scarabs, sculptures, and different ornamental gadgets. Budge supplied transcriptions and translations of the hieroglyphs that seem at the items together with his descriptions of every merchandise. even though the gathering has been augmented by means of many extra presents and purchases, Budge's catalogue continues to be a important list of the gathering within the overdue Victorian interval.

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Above her are two winged ursei, and on each side of her head is the deceased with both hands raised in adoration of the goddess. The inscription reads:— ^%- i i _ » _ c aSimV H S««ww i T nil \\ £_ Set ye ft nebs tas hetep Ausdr dtef neterd en Amen-Ra, suten neteru Nesi-pa-ursef, " Set (Amenta) opposite her lord. 1 On each side of the "lady of the underworld " is a standard with disk and plumes : that on the right hand is described as " Osiris, lord of eternity, prince of ^7 5 Q O A _ c-ft n =2=1 —H— Maat henut Anientet tat-s hetet.

Above is a boat in which is a figure of the sun on the horizon rOj yu,t, and on the disk is Ra, the Sun-god, having disk and uraeus on his head, and the sign for life -9- dw% in his hands. He is adored on each side by a cynocephalus ape with uplifted hands. IV. " Above are a pair of arms f ) embracing the disk of the sun ff\, which shines upon the mummy, and whose rays cause five plants to spring up from it. " V. Shrine or ark, formed by a serpent, in which stand, I, the goddess Isis, lion-headed, and wearing an uraeus: 2, the god Chepera, beetle-headed; and 3, the god Osiris, ramheaded, and wearing an urasus.

Shrine in which stand Osiris "prince cf Amenta" (the underworld), in the form of a ram-headed god with horns and uraeus, and v y 1 \ i\ Hern neter da, " Horus rH\\ I VU the great god," under the form of a jackal-headed god. MUMMY COVER OF NESI-PA-UR-SHEF. I5 Before these gods stands the deceased offering incense «h° . Above the shrine is the inscription :— 1 J amax Homage to Mestba neter aa neb Amentet Mak Misthd, god great, lord of the underworld. Verily Ci i er tat 0 hetep come to make an offering.

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