The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

Source No: 0121

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( wine jar )

Material: pottery

Region: Delta (east)

Site: Minshat Abu Omar

Locality: tomb 44

Depository: Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )

Registration No. MAO 44.3

References

Wildung, 1981

pp. 35-37

p. 37, fig. 33 (left)

Kaiser, 1982

pp. 262-264, pp. 266-267, fig. 15.38

p. 263, fig. 14.38

von der Way, 1993

p. 99

p. 100, fig. 22.2

Kahl, 1994

p. 179

van den Brink, 1996

pp. 141-48, 153, 155, no. 20

p. 142, Table 1, no. III.20; p. 145, fig. 2.12; pl. 30b-c

van den Brink, 2001

p. 59

p. 59, fig. 31

Pätznick, 2009

p. 315, Appendix A, no. 25.5

p. 322, Appendix B, no. 25.5

Comments

Wildung 1981, Kaiser 1982, Kahl 1994, van den Brink 2001, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski identify this inscription as Narmer.

Although there is general agreement that this is a serekh of Narmer, opinions are divided over whether the horizontal line in the serekhs is a structural part of the serekh, dividing the implied palace façade from the (empty) name panel, or whether it is a simplified catfish (nar). Van den Brink (2001:59), Pätznick (2009: Appendix A.2), and Dreyer (2019, personal communication) describe it as part of the structure of the serekh. Kaiser (1982: 262-264, n. 194c) considers both possibilities, but concludes that it is more likely that it is nar. Regulski (2010: 474) classifies it as nar. but subsequently in Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions, she suggests that it is uncertain. Kahl (1994: 179) identifies it as Narmer, but does not interpret the horizontal line as nar.

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

Wildung, 1981, p. 37, fig. 33 (left, close-up)

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

Wildung, 1981, p. 37, fig. 33 (left)

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van den Brink, 1996, pl. 30c

van den Brink, 1996, pl. 30b


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0121
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( wine jar )
Material:pottery
Region:Delta (east)
Site:Minshat Abu Omar
Locality:tomb 44
Depository:Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )
Registration No.MAO 44.3
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Wildung, 1981 pp. 35-37 p. 37, fig. 33 (left)
Kaiser, 1982 pp. 262-264, pp. 266-267, fig. 15.38 p. 263, fig. 14.38
von der Way, 1993 p. 99 p. 100, fig. 22.2
Kahl, 1994 p. 179
van den Brink, 1996 pp. 141-48, 153, 155, no. 20 p. 142, Table 1, no. III.20; p. 145, fig. 2.12; pl. 30b-c
van den Brink, 2001 p. 59 p. 59, fig. 31
Pätznick, 2009 p. 315, Appendix A, no. 25.5 p. 322, Appendix B, no. 25.5

Comments: Wildung 1981, Kaiser 1982, Kahl 1994, van den Brink 2001, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski identify this inscription as Narmer. Although there is general agreement that this is a serekh of Narmer, opinions are divided over whether the horizontal line in the serekhs is a structural part of the serekh, dividing the implied palace façade from the (empty) name panel, or whether it is a simplified catfish (nar). Van den Brink (2001:59), Pätznick (2009: Appendix A.2), and Dreyer (2019, personal communication) describe it as part of the structure of the serekh. Kaiser (1982: 262-264, n. 194c) considers both possibilities, but concludes that it is more likely that it is nar. Regulski (2010: 474) classifies it as nar. but subsequently in Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions, she suggests that it is uncertain. Kahl (1994: 179) identifies it as Narmer, but does not interpret the horizontal line as nar.


Images

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

Wildung, 1981, p. 37, fig. 33 (left, close-up)

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

Wildung, 1981, p. 37, fig. 33 (left)

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

van den Brink, 1996, pl. 30c

0121 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Minshat Abu Omar)

van den Brink, 1996, pl. 30b

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