The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

0160 (Generic serekh from reign of Narmer from Tura)

Source No: 0160

Date: (Narmer)

Dated by: typological comparison

Type: inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )

Material: pottery

Region: Memphite region

Site: Tura

Locality: tomb 15.g.2

Depository: private collection

Registration No. 6805

References

Junker, 1912

pp. 45-46

p. 47, fig. 57.1

Fischer, 1963

pp. 46-47

p. 46, fig. 3.a

von der Way, 1993

p. 101

p. 100, fig. 22.10

Kahl, 1994

p. 183

Wilkinson, 1999

pp. 55-56

Hendrickx, 2001

p. 94

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

pp. 119-120

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

Fischer 1963 identifies this as Narmer.
Regulski dates it Naqada IIIB-C.
Kahl 1994 attributes it to Dynasty 0.
Jiménez-Serrano 2003 says that it is not a king's name.
Wilkinson 1999 believes these inscriptions may or may not represent the ruler represented in Source # 0168 (not Narmer).
According to Hendrickx 2001, this inscription does not represent a specific royal name but represents royal insignia.
Pätznick (personal communication, 2017) reads this as complex of the white (things) and not as a
serekh.
This object was for sale in Christie's 5 Dec 2012 catalogue, lot 104.

0160 (Generic serekh from reign of Narmer from Tura)

Fischer, 1963, p. 46, fig. 3.a

0160 (Generic serekh from reign of Narmer from Tura)

Junker, 1912, p. 47, fig. 57.1


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0160
Date:(Narmer)
Dated by:typological comparison
Type:inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )
Material:pottery
Region:Memphite region
Site:Tura
Locality:tomb 15.g.2
Depository:private collection
Registration No.6805
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Junker, 1912 pp. 45-46 p. 47, fig. 57.1
Fischer, 1963 pp. 46-47 p. 46, fig. 3.a
von der Way, 1993 p. 101 p. 100, fig. 22.10
Kahl, 1994 p. 183
Wilkinson, 1999 pp. 55-56
Hendrickx, 2001 p. 94
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 pp. 119-120
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: Fischer 1963 identifies this as Narmer. Regulski dates it Naqada IIIB-C. Kahl 1994 attributes it to Dynasty 0. Jiménez-Serrano 2003 says that it is not a king's name. Wilkinson 1999 believes these inscriptions may or may not represent the ruler represented in Source # 0168 (not Narmer). According to Hendrickx 2001, this inscription does not represent a specific royal name but represents royal insignia. Pätznick (personal communication, 2017) reads this as complex of the white (things) and not as a serekh. This object was for sale in Christie's 5 Dec 2012 catalogue, lot 104.


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0160 (Generic serekh from reign of Narmer from Tura)

Fischer, 1963, p. 46, fig. 3.a

0160 (Generic serekh from reign of Narmer from Tura)

Junker, 1912, p. 47, fig. 57.1

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