The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Source No: 0082

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( wine jar )

Material: pottery

Region: Upper Egypt

Site: Hierakonpolis

Locality: city district

Depository: World Museum ( Liverpool )

Registration No. E.5248

References

Garstang, 1907

p. 135

pl. 3.1

Godron, 1949

pp. 217-218

Kaiser, 1982

pp. 262-267, fig. 15.43

p. 263, fig. 14.43

Adams, 1995

pp. 123-24

p. 124

Wilkinson, 1999

pp. 69, 334

van den Brink, 2001

pp. 66-67

fig. 77

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

p. 106 (4E-HK1)

Pätznick, 2009

p. 314, no. 5.1

Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

This object was a surface find. Information about the "locality" was taken from Regulski's database. It is also referred to as "town area" (Wilkinson 1999), "town" (Adams 1995), and "temenos" (Garstang 1907).
Although Adams describes the symbol in the name panel as a chisel (
mr) sign, it is generally interpreted to be a stylized catfish (nar): Godron 1949a; van den Brink 2001; Jiménez-Serrano 2003; Pätznick 2009; and Friedman, personal communication. Garstang 1907 attributes this to Narmer. His lack of comment on the meaning of the symbol in the name panel suggests that he interpreted it as a stylized catfish. Whether the symbol is interpreted as a chisel or a catfish, all of these authors interpret it as representing Narmer.
Kaiser 1982 list this
serekh as ‘??’, but say that it could be Narmer based on a comparison with 0123, and they include the inscription in Horizon B (Iri-Hor - Narmer).

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Adams, 1995, p. 124

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Adams, 1995, p. 124

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Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015

Garstang, 1907, pl. 3.1


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0082
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( wine jar )
Material:pottery
Region:Upper Egypt
Site:Hierakonpolis
Locality:city district
Depository:World Museum ( Liverpool )
Registration No.E.5248
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Garstang, 1907 p. 135 pl. 3.1
Godron, 1949 pp. 217-218
Kaiser, 1982 pp. 262-267, fig. 15.43 p. 263, fig. 14.43
Adams, 1995 pp. 123-24 p. 124
Wilkinson, 1999 pp. 69, 334
van den Brink, 2001 pp. 66-67 fig. 77
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 p. 106 (4E-HK1)
Pätznick, 2009 p. 314, no. 5.1
Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: This object was a surface find. Information about the "locality" was taken from Regulski's database. It is also referred to as "town area" (Wilkinson 1999), "town" (Adams 1995), and "temenos" (Garstang 1907). Although Adams describes the symbol in the name panel as a chisel (mr) sign, it is generally interpreted to be a stylized catfish (nar): Godron 1949a; van den Brink 2001; Jiménez-Serrano 2003; Pätznick 2009; and Friedman, personal communication. Garstang 1907 attributes this to Narmer. His lack of comment on the meaning of the symbol in the name panel suggests that he interpreted it as a stylized catfish. Whether the symbol is interpreted as a chisel or a catfish, all of these authors interpret it as representing Narmer. Kaiser 1982 list this serekh as ‘??’, but say that it could be Narmer based on a comparison with 0123, and they include the inscription in Horizon B (Iri-Hor - Narmer).


Images

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Adams, 1995, p. 124

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Adams, 1995, p. 124

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015

0082 (Narmer serekh from Hierakonpolis)

Garstang, 1907, pl. 3.1

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