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7. Kneelers

The figure of a kneeling deity or adorant is a favorite motif, perhaps more evocative for its image than individual identity, which is not always clear. Here the examples are roughly classified by type of figure.

A. Falcon-headed (Horus)

West

7/1 Ibiza no. 12 (Barcelona 2303). BH;PB. Red crown, holding pairs of lotus. VI

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7/2 Cagliari 364, from Tharros. Anecd pl. 24.B15; Hölbl, Sard no. 108. BL. Disc-crowned; holds ?, with a sign behind; uraei at each side; winged disc above; nbw below. VI

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7/3 Cagliari 5, from Tharros. Ebers, pl. G 48. BL; on silver hoop B. Winged; disc-crowned and with disc at centre of body; holds pairs of long lotuses; nbw below. III

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7/4 Cagliari 35106 (Gouin). Ebers, pl. G 49; Hölbl, Sard no. 174 (?=174bis) BL;EXnb; on gold hoop B. Winged; red-crowned; holds flowers; kneels on cup of palmette tree; uraei at each side. VI

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7/5 Cagliari 19758, from Tharros. BL;EXV. Double-crowned; holding up a squatting Maat; uraei at each side; star above. VI

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7/6 Cagliari, from Tharros. Ebers, pl. F 9; Hölbl, Sard no. 106. BL;EXnb? Double-crowned; holding up a squatting Maat over a cartouche.

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7/7 Cagliari 19760, from Tharros. BH. Disc-crowned; adorant. III

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7/8 Simbula Coll., from Tharros. Ebers, pl. F 15; Hölbl, Sard no. 109. BL;EXCR. hmhm crown; uraeus at one side, cartouche at the other. VI

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7/9 From Caralis. Taramelli, 157, fig. 66; Hölbl, Sard no. 180. BL. Disc and horns crown; hands raised, uraeus in front, lotus stem behind; over nbw. VI

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7/9A Carthage no. 570. BL. Kneeling hawk-headed figure, hand raised, holding disc(?). III

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East

7/10 London, BM ANE 103286, from Byblos. Biblo pl. 5.15 (Gubel); Tassie, no. 178. BL;EXCR. Disc-crowned, holding out two objects; plain cartouches at either side; disc-and-crescent above. VI

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Other

7/11 Paris, Louvre A 1124, Delaporte II, pl. 104.14. BL. Badly worn.

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B. With other animal heads

West

7/12 Cagliari 9489 (Spano 40), from Tharros. BH. Ape head; holding up figure of seated quadruped; hmhm crown; blank rectangular cartouche behind; seated on big lotus with buds. VI

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7/13 Cagliari 35115. BH; on gold hoop B. Bull's head, naked, adorant. VI

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7/14 London no. 365, pl. 6, from Tharros. Hölbl, Sard no. 169. BH;EXnb;PB. On a boat with floral finials; lion-headed with disc and atef crown, kneeling, holds crook, and a cartouche in raised hand with another below it. V

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7/15 Busacchi Coll., from Tharros. Hölbl, Sard no. 103bis. Ibis-headed; between two uraei; adorant.

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East

7/16 Paris, Bibl.Nat., de Clercq no. 2729, pl. 18, from Byblos. Nunn no. 13a. BL;EXCR. Ibis-headed (Thoth), disc-crowned. VI

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C. With human heads

West

7/17 Ibiza no. 15 (Ibiza 6134). BH;ECnb. Double crown, holding a rectangular object (?cartouche) before a pillar-incense-burner and a lotus stem. V

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7/18 Ibiza no. 16 (Ibiza 6202). BH;EXO;PB. Red crown?, holding up an oval object; cartouches at either side. V

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7/19 Ibiza no. 17 (Ibiza 4266). BL;EXCR. Disc crown, between lotuses with side buds. IV

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7/20 Ibiza no. 18. BL;EXO. Disc crown; holds lotus stems. IV

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7/21 Ibiza no. 19 (Ibiza 4250). BL. Disc crown, adorant. V

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7/22 Ibiza no. 20 (Barcelona 9358). BH. Disc crown, adorant; cartouche behind. III

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7/23 Ibiza no. 35. H;EXO. Disc with horns crown; holds pear-shaped object. IV

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7/24 Cagliari 19756, from Tharros. BH;EXnb; on gold hoop C. Hölbl, Sard no. 105. Atef crown; holds bird (owl: Hölbl) in raised hand on nb; cartouches at either side (legible?). III fine

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7/25 Spano Coll. Ebers, pl. F 18; Hölbl, Sard no. 172. BL. hmhm crown; holding ?; ? behind; lotus and buds below. VI

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7/26 Spano Coll., from Tharros. Marmora, pl. A 48; Hölbl, Sard no. 104. BH;EXnb. hmhm crown; holding up squatting ape; hieroglyph h in front (?). VI

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7/27 Spano Coll., from Tharros. Hölbl, Sard no. 110. As Ibiza no. 16? Holding pot and crook?

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7/28 Cagliari 35110 (Gouin). ?=Hölbl, Sard no. 97. BH; on gold hoop. Disc-crowned, adorant; blank cartouche behind. VI

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7/29 From Tharros, Coll. Gouin. Hölbl, Sard no.98. Similar to the last.

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7/30 From Tharros, Coll. Gouin. Hölbl, Sard no.99. Similar to the last.

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7/31 Cagliari 35123 (Gouin), from Tharros. ?=Marmora, pl. A 49 (Vernon Coll.); Hölbl, Sard no. 96. BH. Disc-crowned, adorant; naked. VI

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7/32 Cagliari. Bresciani 19, pl. 2a (Acquaro). BL;EXV. Double-crowned; uraei at each side; star above.

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7/33 Cagliari 9542 (Spano 87), from Tharros. Damaged. Adorant.

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7/34 Cagliari 19757, from Tharros. BH. Disc-crowned; holds up disc-crowned hawk; shoulders khnum sceptre(?). VI

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7/35 Oxford III, no. 488 (1889.887), from Tharros. BH. Hands raised. VI

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7/36 Biggio no. 8, from Sulcis. Hölbl, Sard no. 102. BL;EXZ. Disc-crowned, holding ?, a short pillar before and plain cartouche behind?

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7/37 Spano Coll. Hölbl, Sard no. 103. Similar to last.

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7/38 Kerkouan Museum. REPPAL 9 (1995) pl. 10.24. BH. III

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Other

7/39 Paris, BN, Pauvert no. 26, pl. 4. BL;EXnb;PB. Four-winged figure, double-crowned, holding khnum secptre and hand raised; over a lotus flower with side leaves, and uraei. Inscribed. VI fine

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7/40 Paris, BN 1088.1. BL;EXCR. Disc-crowned before incense-burner; star above. II

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7/41 Chiha Coll. C. Doumet, Coll. Chiha (1992) no. 360. BH;EXnb. Two-winged, holding a flower; winged disc above.

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7/42 Yale, Newell no. 534, pl. 33. BL;EXnb. Winged figure with disc and horns crown, holding a flower; disc-and-crescent, star and winged disc above.

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Other materials

Type A

West

7/X1 Tharros pl. 64a (BM ANE 134217), London no. 404. Lapis lazuli scaraboid. In a gold mount and hoop. Hands raised. III

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7/X2 Sassari, Mus. Sanna (Chessa), from Tharros. BAS 8, 133; Perrot, fig. 466; RendVat 51/2 (1982) 301, fig. 9; Hölbl, Sard no. 107. Cornelian. BH;EXnb; in gold hoop C. Double crown; holds seated figure; cartouche with marks (not letters or hieroglyphs).

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7/X3 Cagliari 19759, from Tharros. Cornelian. BH; on gold hoop D. Disc-crowned; holds an uzat.

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7/X4 Carthage no. 666. Cornelian. BL. Holds papyrus; lotus? behind.

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7/X5 Karthago III, no. 98. Clay bulla. Holds disc; winged disc above.

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7/X6 Karthago III, no. 99. Clay bulla. Holds uzat eye; uraeus in front.

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7/X7 From Carthage. Clay bulla. Cahiers de Byrsa 2 (1952) 46, no. 770. BL. Between uraei.

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Other

7/X8 New York, Rosen 199. Cornelian. BH;EXnb. Double-crowned, holding an uzat, uraeus in front.

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7/X9 Gibraltar 16, from Gorham's Cave. AJBA 2 (1972) 113, figs. 1, 2 (Culican); Lopez de la Orden, no. 10. Green glass. BH. Figure with lotus at each side holds up boat with disc finials; on it a sun disc flanked by uraei.

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7/X10 Ibiza no. 223 (Ibiza 4569). Cornelian. BL;EXnb; on gold hoop C. Double crown, male, holding uzat; cartouche behind.

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Other

7/X11 Impression in Oxford. Material? BL;EXnb. Two figures, double-crowned, raise their hands to a djed pillar surmounted by a disc with uraei; over a lotus and bud frieze; winged disc above. VI fine

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