A History of Egypt Volume 4

A History of Egypt Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...a suitable papyrus-shaped sceptre, such as queens are wont to hold in their hands, about which also the tail of the diadem shall be wound, so that from the disposition of the diadem the name of Berenike shall be signified according to the symbols of the sacred grammar; and when the Kikellia1 are celebrated in the month Choiach before the second cruise of Osiris, Fig. 33.--The head-dress of the young Berenike (two sides, asps and ears of corn). (From the M'Gregor collection.) the maidens and the priests shall prepare another image of Berenike, queen of maidens, to which they shall perform likewise a sacrifice and the other observances performed at this feast, and it shall be lawful in the same way for any other maidens that choose to perform the customary observances to the goddess; and that she shall be hymned both by the chosen 1 We know nothing of the Kikellia, but it seems to mc probable that there were some duties established for maidens coming of age to this deified princess--at least, if my restoration of the Grenfell Papyri I. xvii. line 11 be correct, ev'jiK0i de-qfieis yevofievcu ra Kad-qK0vra re-q dcai ISepeviK-qi Kvpi I ai iro.pdcvuv edcjaafiev ev Tui A L, etc. It is an objection, but not a strong one, that if so, icvpia is substituted for avaacra, the term in the decree. sacred maidens and by those that are in service to the gods, putting on them the several diadems of the gods whose priestesses they are wont to be; and when the early1 harvest is at hand, the sacred maidens shall offer up the ears which are to be set before the image of the goddess; and that the singing men and the women shall sing to her by day, in the feasts and assemblies of the remaining gods also, whatever hymns the sacred scribes, having composed, may hand over...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494385
  • 9781236494382