The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Source No: 0208

Date: (Narmer-Aha)

Dated by: archaeological context

Type: seal ( impression )

Material: clay

Region: Upper Egypt

Site: Abydos

Locality: Umm el-Qa'ab, tomb B16

Depository: Ashmolean Museum ( Oxford )

Registration No. Ashmolean Museum AN1896-1908 E.2865

References

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II

p. 30

pl. XIV.100

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF

p. 1111

pl. 39, fig. 135

Dreyer, von den Driesch, Engel, Hartmann, Hartung, Hikade, Müller, and Peters, 2000

p. 91, n. 114

J.-P. Pätznick, personal communication, 2017

Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford

AN1896-1908 E.2865

Comments

Petrie includes this in a group of "Sealings from King Aha-Mena", based on his belief that Aha was Menes. Kaplony describes this as the seal of a private individual, as does Pätznick (personal communication, 2017), who likewise does not see this as Menes.

Editor's Note: If Narmer was Menes, this could represent an argument for the sealing being from him.

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. XIV.100

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford, (c) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, AN1896-1908 E.2865

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Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford, (c) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, AN1896-1908 E.2865

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF, fig. 135


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0208
Date:(Narmer-Aha)
Dated by:archaeological context
Type:seal ( impression )
Material:clay
Region:Upper Egypt
Site:Abydos
Locality:Umm el-Qa'ab, tomb B16
Depository:Ashmolean Museum ( Oxford )
Registration No.Ashmolean Museum AN1896-1908 E.2865
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II p. 30 pl. XIV.100
Kaplony, 1963, IÄF p. 1111 pl. 39, fig. 135
Dreyer, von den Driesch, Engel, Hartmann, Hartung, Hikade, Müller, and Peters, 2000 p. 91, n. 114
J.-P. Pätznick, personal communication, 2017
Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford AN1896-1908 E.2865

Comments: Petrie includes this in a group of "Sealings from King Aha-Mena", based on his belief that Aha was Menes. Kaplony describes this as the seal of a private individual, as does Pätznick (personal communication, 2017), who likewise does not see this as Menes. Editor's Note: If Narmer was Menes, this could represent an argument for the sealing being from him.


Images

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. XIV.100

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford, (c) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, AN1896-1908 E.2865

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Ashmolean Museum, University Of Oxford, (c) Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, AN1896-1908 E.2865

0208 (Mn seal impression from the reign of Narmer or Hor-Aha)

Kaplony, 1963, IÄF, fig. 135

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