The Narmer Catalog

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0126 (Narmer serekh from unknown site)

Source No: 0126

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on palette

Material: siltstone (greywacke)

Region: unknown

Site: unknown

Locality: unknown

Depository: Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )

Registration No. JdE 72034

References

Kaplony, 1965b

pp. 157-61

pl. 20.3

Klemm and Klemm, 1993

p. 369

Aston, Harrell, and Shaw, 2000

pp. 57-58

Comments

Although Regulski described the material as slate, Aston, Harrell and Shaw 2000 state authoritatively that "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. The so-called 'slate' palettes of the Predynastic period are actually siltstone; this rock is identical to that used for stone vessels in the Pharaonic period (Klemm and Klemm 1993: 369)."

0126 (Narmer serekh from unknown site)

Kaplony, 1965b, pl. 20.3


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0126
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on palette
Material:siltstone (greywacke)
Region:unknown
Site:unknown
Locality:unknown
Depository:Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )
Registration No.JdE 72034
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Kaplony, 1965b pp. 157-61 pl. 20.3
Klemm and Klemm, 1993 p. 369
Aston, Harrell, and Shaw, 2000 pp. 57-58

Comments: Although Regulski described the material as slate, Aston, Harrell and Shaw 2000 state authoritatively that "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. The so-called 'slate' palettes of the Predynastic period are actually siltstone; this rock is identical to that used for stone vessels in the Pharaonic period (Klemm and Klemm 1993: 369)."


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0126 (Narmer serekh from unknown site)

Kaplony, 1965b, pl. 20.3

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