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On the upper part of the stele the deceased Nekht and his sister and wife Taui, a lady of the College of Åmen, are represented sitting before a table of offerings; the inscription reads, “a coming forth always to the table of the lords of eternity every day, to the ka of the temple-servant, Nekht, triumphant, and to his sister, the lady of the house, triumphant !” Beneath this scene are two utchats facing

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pendicular lines of inscription state that the deceased is "watchfully devoted” to the four children of Horus, whose

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On the right of the stele are : 1. Kneeling figure of a man offering O, and the legend,


em þeqt en än Nekht, "the giving of beer to the scribe Nekht.”

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Gerțāt menkh hebs en Àsår än Nekht, “the giving of linen bandages to Osiris, the scribe Nekht.”



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On the left of the stele are :1. Kneeling figure offering Ô, , etc., and the legend

erțāt neter hetep en an Nekht, "the giving of holy offerings to the scribe Nekht." 2. Kneeling figure of a man offering vu, and the legend

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en ka en Àsår unnut en Amen an Nekhi maūkheru āb-k āb Heru, “ the giving of a vase of water to the double of Osiris, the temple-servant of Amen, the scribe Nekht, triumphant! Thou art pure, Horus is pure.”

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maākheru, “the giving of fresh unguents and eye-paint to the scribe Nekht, triumphant !”

Beneath the stele is shown a pile of funereal offerings consisting of fruits and flowers, bread and cakes, ducks, haunches of beef, etc. ; on each side is a female wearing a sycamore, the emblem of the goddess Hathor, upon her head, and holding offerings of fruit, flowers, etc., in her hands, and behind each is a young man bringing additional offerings.

The scene on the wall at the other end of the chamber was never finished by the artist. In the upper division are Nekht and his wife Taui seated, having a table loaded with funereal offerings before them ; a priestly official and the nine smeri bring offerings of oil, flowers, etc. In the lower division also are Nekht and his wife Taui seated, having a table of offerings before them, and four priestly officials are bringing haunches of veal or beef to them.

On the wall to the left of the doorway leading into the smaller chamber are painted the following scenes connected with agriculture : :-1. An arm of the Nile or a canal. On one side are two men ploughing with oxen, and labourers breaking up hard sods with mallets, while a third scatters the seed ; on the other are seen men digging up the ground with hoes I, and the sower sowing seed. At one end

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other is a tree having a water-skin on one of the branches, from which a man drinks. 2. Men reaping, a gleaning, men tying up sheaves in a sack, women twisting flax. 3. The measuring of the grain. 4. Winnowing the grain. Above the head of Nekht, who sits in a seḥ chamber, is the inscription :

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On the left of the agricultural scenes stands Nekht pouring out a libation over an altar loaded with all manner of funereal offerings ; behind him is his wife Taui holding a menat (y, emblem of joy and pleasure, in her right hand, and a sistrum in her left. Beneath the altar two priests are sacrificing a bull. The inscription above the whole scene reads :

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Het-Heru of Harmachis to Osiris, god great, and Hathor

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And her president of the mountain of the dead, to Anubis upon


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