The Narmer Catalog

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0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Source No: 0118

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( jar? )

Material: pottery(?)

Region: Memphite region

Site: Zawiyet el Aryan

Locality: tomb Z 401

Depository: MFA ( Boston )

Registration No. MFA 11.2342

References

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF

pp. 65-66; p. 725, n. 255; p. 1182

pl. 120, fig. 721

Dunham, 1978

pp. 25-26

p. 26; pl. 16A and 16B

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

MFA 11.2342

Comments

Dunham 1978, states with regard to tomb Z 401, “A number of First Dynasty fragmentary objects from Zawiyet -el-Aryan [excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition] are registered in the MFA Boston as coming from Tombs Z401, 482, and 486, for which no original tomb cards can be found. In studying the typed copy of the original field diary, it seems probable that these objects originated from plunderer's debris in or adjacent to a large brick-lined tomb in area Bon the east side of the pyramid...
“Further, a description of Z 401 written at the time by either Dr. Reisner or Mr. Fisher, seems conclusive evidence that the fragmentary material of definitely First Dynasty date originated in this grave complex, and had best be recorded under the number Z 401.”

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF, pl. 120, fig. 721

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Dunham, 1978, p. 26

More Images

Dunham, 1978, pl. 16A

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MFA 11.2342


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0118
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( jar? )
Material:pottery(?)
Region:Memphite region
Site:Zawiyet el Aryan
Locality:tomb Z 401
Depository:MFA ( Boston )
Registration No.MFA 11.2342
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Kaplony, 1963, IÄF pp. 65-66; p. 725, n. 255; p. 1182 pl. 120, fig. 721
Dunham, 1978 pp. 25-26 p. 26; pl. 16A and 16B
Boston Museum of Fine Arts MFA 11.2342

Comments: Dunham 1978, states with regard to tomb Z 401, “A number of First Dynasty fragmentary objects from Zawiyet -el-Aryan [excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition] are registered in the MFA Boston as coming from Tombs Z401, 482, and 486, for which no original tomb cards can be found. In studying the typed copy of the original field diary, it seems probable that these objects originated from plunderer's debris in or adjacent to a large brick-lined tomb in area Bon the east side of the pyramid... “Further, a description of Z 401 written at the time by either Dr. Reisner or Mr. Fisher, seems conclusive evidence that the fragmentary material of definitely First Dynasty date originated in this grave complex, and had best be recorded under the number Z 401.”


Images

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF, pl. 120, fig. 721

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Dunham, 1978, p. 26

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Dunham, 1978, pl. 16A

0118 (Narmer serekh from Zawiyet el-Aryan)

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MFA 11.2342

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