The Narmer Catalog

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0081 (Narmer Palette)

Source No: 0081

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on palette

Material: siltstone (greywacke)

Region: Upper Egypt

Site: Hierakonpolis

Locality: temple district, near 'Main Deposit'

Depository: Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )

Registration No. EM 14716

References

Quibell, 1898

pp. 81-84

pls. 12-13

Quibell, 1900

p. 10

pl. 29

Klemm and Klemm, 1993

p. 369

Schulz and Seidel, 1997

pp. 28-30

p. 29, figs. 38-39

Aston, Harrell, and Shaw, 2000

pp. 57-58

Comments

Although Quibell 1898 and others have described the material as slate, Aston, Harrell and Shaw 2000 state authoritatively, "Siltstone and greywacke have sometimes been called 'slate', though the pronounced foliation (layering) and conspicuous flaking and splitting which characterize slate are absent from the Wadi Hammamat rocks".
According to Klemm and Kelmm 1993, "the so-called 'slate' palettes of the Predynastic period are actually siltstone; the rock is identical to that used for stone vessels in the Pharaonic period".

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Quibell, 1898, pl. 12

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Quibell, 1898, pl. 13

More Images

Schulz and Seidel, 1997, p. 29, fig. 38

Schulz and Seidel, 1997, p. 29, fig. 39


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0081
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on palette
Material:siltstone (greywacke)
Region:Upper Egypt
Site:Hierakonpolis
Locality:temple district, near 'Main Deposit'
Depository:Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )
Registration No.EM 14716
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Quibell, 1898 pp. 81-84 pls. 12-13
Quibell, 1900 p. 10 pl. 29
Klemm and Klemm, 1993 p. 369
Schulz and Seidel, 1997 pp. 28-30 p. 29, figs. 38-39
Aston, Harrell, and Shaw, 2000 pp. 57-58
See Narmer Palette Bibliography

Comments: Although Quibell 1898 and others have described the material as slate, Aston, Harrell and Shaw 2000 state authoritatively, "Siltstone and greywacke have sometimes been called 'slate', though the pronounced foliation (layering) and conspicuous flaking and splitting which characterize slate are absent from the Wadi Hammamat rocks". According to Klemm and Kelmm 1993, "the so-called 'slate' palettes of the Predynastic period are actually siltstone; the rock is identical to that used for stone vessels in the Pharaonic period".


Images

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Quibell, 1898, pl. 12

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Quibell, 1898, pl. 13

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Schulz and Seidel, 1997, p. 29, fig. 38

0081 (Narmer Palette)

Schulz and Seidel, 1997, p. 29, fig. 39

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