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 progressively. This assortment, now probably the most very important in Britain, used to be 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 old Egypt and had himself obtained a number of items for the museum in Egypt in 1886-7. the gathering as indexed during this 1893 ebook incorporated 577 items: sarcophagi, coffins, canopic jars, mummies, scarabs, sculptures, and different ornamental items. 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 through many additional presents and purchases, Budge's catalogue continues to be a useful list of the gathering within the past due Victorian interval.
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Met dmyi yer Ausdr neb Abtu. 2. Met d-myi yer PtahSekeri. 3. Amyi yer ba da any em 4. Met dmyi ye> Ausdr neb Ta-sert. 5- Met dmyi yer Mesthd neter da neb Amentet yenti Re-stetet madtyeru. INNER COFFIN OF NESI-PA-UR-SHEF. 28 No regular order appears to have been followed by the artist in painting the outside of this cover. We should expect pictures of the four children of Horus, and of Anubis and Apuat; neither of these two last gods is mentioned, nor Hapi. Around the edge of the cover are two horizontal lines of inscription which read :— ^ivvjass in an "Behold Seb Seb, erpat neteru the erpd of the gods.
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A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge by Ernest Alfred Wallace Budge