By Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge
Because the first donations of Egyptian artefacts to the Fitzwilliam Museum, together with the sarcophagus lid of Rameses III donated in 1823, its old Egyptian holdings have grown gradually. This assortment, now the most very important in Britain, was once catalogued for the 1st time by means 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 historic Egypt and had himself received a number of items for the museum in Egypt in 1886-7. the gathering as indexed during this 1893 booklet integrated 577 items: sarcophagi, coffins, canopic jars, mummies, scarabs, sculptures, and different ornamental gadgets. Budge supplied transcriptions and translations of the hieroglyphs that seem at the gadgets along with his descriptions of every merchandise. even if the gathering has been augmented by way of many additional presents and purchases, Budge's catalogue is still a invaluable checklist of the gathering within the past due Victorian interval.
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The pillars of each shrine are formed by a # placed above a lotus column. The feet of this cover are wanting. 16 MUMMY COVER OF NESI-PA-UR-SHEF. II. The Cover which was laid upon the Mummy. ) On the inside of this cover the following scenes are painted in yellow upon a purple ground :— I. The water of the sky, upon which is a boat ^—*; under the boat at each end is a fish; one is called the abtu fish, anc * the other the dntu x fish flSSSleQa. In the boat is a ram-headed beetle, under each wing is a serpent 1$$i, and between the hind legs is O sen, emblematic of the sun's course through the heavens.
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Beneath are Isis and Nephthys. III. -. IV. Standard rising out of Q sen, with two mendts on one side winged uraeus with disk, utat, and Nephthys kneeling ; on the other winged uraeus with disk, ut'at, and Isis. The division between scenes III. and IV. is made by a row Here follows a list of the titles of the deceased. INNER COFFIN OF NESI-PA-UR-SHEF. V. Beetle, with disk of the sun between his fore-legs O on each side is the hawk of Horus wearing the crowns S of the north and south, and winged ut'at with urseus.
A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge