Ancient Egyptian bestiary: Antelopes
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I appointed for thee hunting archers to capture white oryxes, in order to offer them to thy ka at all thy feasts.
Dikdik on a leash
One says Heben concerning the killing of the Evil One, the White Oryx, from which the Wedjat-eye had been saved.
Offering. Tomb of Seshemnefer II at Giza Antelopes, desert animals belonging to Seth, were generally hunted, though the straight-horned oryx, quite frequently used for ceremonial sacrifice, was also grown on farms and so were hartebeest (Dbn.w or SsA), as is described in the mastaba of Mereri at Sakkara. The practice of fattening oryx bulls for this purpose was largely discontinued in the New Kingdom, but the sacrifices continued. Takelot II (850–825 BCE) of the 22nd dynasty appointed Osorkon as High Priest, and when Osorkon arrived at Thebes...
...he made a great oblation ////// bulls, gazelles, antelopes, oryxes, fattened geese in tens of thousands
In the following line drawing after depictions in the tomb of Ptahhotep at Saqqara five antelopes are being presented, from right to left: an oryx, an ibex, an addax (also called a Mendes-antelope, nwD.w), and a bubale. The last one may be a Soemmering's gazelle (gsA).
Some antelopes in such drawings have not been identified, though their Egyptian names are known. In a number of tombs at Saqqara Gesa-antelopes (gsA) are being led to the slaughter. The Heben (hbn), too, appears to be an antelope.
But animals were not only shown being put to death, be it in sacrificial or in hunting scenes. In the mastaba of Nimaatre at Giza (G 2097) there are depictions of animal procreation with the following subtitles:
The copulating of the oryx, the copulating of the jackals, [the copulating] of the ewasels, the copulating /////////, the copulating of the hyaenas, the copulating of the addax, the copulating of the lynx.reflecting a view of a world in balance, with predators and prey equally multiplying.
 Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website => Altägyptisches Wörterbuch, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften => Grabinschriften => Sakkara => Teti-Friedhof => Mastaba des Mereri => Raum 1 => Westwand => Tierhaltung
 After a transliteration and German translation on the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website => Altägyptisches Wörterbuch, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften => Grabinschriften => Gisa => West Field (PM III, 47-179) => Mastaba G 2097 => Grab des Nimaatre => Opferkammer => Ostwand
 Philippe Germond, "L'oryx, un mal-aimé du bestiaire égyptien" in Bulletin de la Société d’ÉÉgyptologie, Genève 13 (1989)
 After a transliteration and German translation on the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website => Altägyptisches Wörterbuch, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften => späte Ritualbächer => Tempelbibliotheken => Bibliothek des Sobektempels von Tebtynis => pFlorenz PSI inv. I 72 => Mythologisches Handbuch für die oberägyptischen Gaue 7-16
 J. H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Chicago 1906, Part Four, §266
 Excerpt: Naguib Kanawati, Tombs at Giza, Vol. II, Aris and Phillips Ltd. 2002, pl.32
 J. H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Part Four, §768