The Narmer Catalog

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0112 (Narmer serekh from Tarkhan (?))

Source No: 0112

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: ink inscription on vessel ( cylindrical jar )

Material: pottery

Region: Memphite region(?)

Site: Tarkhan(?)

Locality:

Depository: Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )

Registration No. JdE 71602

References

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS

p. 31

pls. 23 and IV, fig. 1061

Dreyer, 1992

p. 260

Jiménez-Serrano, 2008

pp. 1123-24

MacArthur, 2010

pp. 78, 86, 88

pp. 86, 88

Elise MacArthur, personal communication, 2017

Comments

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS has a quote that is probably taken from the registration files at the Cairo Museum: "Tarkhan doubtless. Taken from J.R. Richie of the P.I. (Fayum) in exchange for some surplus flints."
MacArthur, personal communication, 2017: While the registration records suggest that 0112 and 0113 came from the vicinity of the Faiyum (i.e., Tarkhan), these vessels could just as easily have been looted from tombs in Abydos. In fact, I argued in a previous article (2010: 91), that this group of ink inscribed cylindrical vessel originated from a single, southern workshop. So, without a known provenance, attribution of 0112 and 0113 to Tarkhan is only theoretical.

0112 (Narmer serekh from Tarkhan (?))

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS, pl. 23, fig. 1061

0112 (Narmer serekh from Tarkhan (?))

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS, pl. IV, fig. 1061


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0112
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:ink inscription on vessel ( cylindrical jar )
Material:pottery
Region:Memphite region(?)
Site:Tarkhan(?)
Locality:
Depository:Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )
Registration No.JdE 71602
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS p. 31 pls. 23 and IV, fig. 1061
Dreyer, 1992 p. 260
Jiménez-Serrano, 2008 pp. 1123-24
MacArthur, 2010 pp. 78, 86, 88 pp. 86, 88
Elise MacArthur, personal communication, 2017

Comments: Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS has a quote that is probably taken from the registration files at the Cairo Museum: "Tarkhan doubtless. Taken from J.R. Richie of the P.I. (Fayum) in exchange for some surplus flints." MacArthur, personal communication, 2017: While the registration records suggest that 0112 and 0113 came from the vicinity of the Faiyum (i.e., Tarkhan), these vessels could just as easily have been looted from tombs in Abydos. In fact, I argued in a previous article (2010: 91), that this group of ink inscribed cylindrical vessel originated from a single, southern workshop. So, without a known provenance, attribution of 0112 and 0113 to Tarkhan is only theoretical.


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0112 (Narmer serekh from Tarkhan (?))

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS, pl. 23, fig. 1061

0112 (Narmer serekh from Tarkhan (?))

Kaplony, 1964, IÄFS, pl. IV, fig. 1061

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