Inner case of Dr. Lee’s mummy
The ornamental details on the upper side of the figure are arranged in compartments with a line of hieroglyphics down the centre. On the breast immediately below the necklace are the winged globe and asps, the emblems of the god Hat or Agathodaemon. The upper compartments contain, on the right, two of the genii of Amenti, Hapi, and Smof, standing before an asp, crowned with the cap of the upper country and on the opposite side the other two, Amest and the hawk-headed Kebhnsnof. In the next are represented two winged asps; and in the lowest is on one side a jackal-headed and in the other a hawk-headed figure with the ostrich feather of Truth. The line of hieroglyphics contains the usual formula for funeral inscriptions, ans as far as the sense can be ascertained, it signifies:
’This is a (royal?) chosen gift to Re Atmoo, Lord of the two regions of Phut (or the Libyan side of the Nile), Pthah Sokari Osiris, Lord of the sacred place, the manifester of good, king of the gods, the great Re, Lord of heaven. Give chosen offerings of incense for Osiris, the lady of the house, priestess of the (sacred abode?) TAN’NOFRE, deceased’.
from ‘A History of Egyptian Mummies' by Thomas Pettigrew, 1834
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