The Narmer Catalog

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0547 (Partial Narmer(?) serekh from En Besor)

Source No: 0547

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel

Material: pottery

Region: Canaan

Site: En Besor

Locality:

Depository:

Registration No.

References

Schulman, 1976

pp. 25-26

p. 25, fig. 2; pl. I.7

Mittmann, 1981

pp. 6-8

p. 6, fig. 3

Kaiser, 1982

pp. 262-264, pp. 266-267, fig. 15.42

p. 263, fig. 14.42

Helck, 1987

p. 130

Quack, 1989

pp. 18-19, p. 26

p. 19, fig. 1

Schulman, 1992

p. 410, n.12

Kahl, 1994

p. 208

van den Brink, 2001

pp. 68-69; p. 89, no. 80

p. 69, fig. 80

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

p. 106 (4D-ENB1)

Raffaele, 2003

p. 109

Edwin van den Brink, personal communication, 2015

J.-P. Pätznick, personal communication, 2017

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

Raffaele 2003 interprets this inscription as belonging to Narmer.
According to van den Brink (personal communication 2015), "I personally doubt that the En Besor fragment actually belongs to a Narmer
serekh; it is exceptionally diminutive, and, in any case incised (scratched would be the more correct word) post-firing of the vessel."
Jiménez-Serrano suggests it is Narmer or Qaa.
Schulman (1976) attributes it to Den, while Schulman (1992) attributes it to Den or Iry-Hor.
Mittmann 1981, Helck 1987, Quack 1989, Kahl 1994, and Regulski attribute it to Aha.
Van den Brink 2001 attributes it to “Aha (?)”.
Kaiser and 1982 include this inscription in Horizon B (Iri-Hor-Narmer) but classify the name as "??".
According to Pätznick (personal communication, 2017), this is certainly not Narmer and could instead be read grg.t.

0547 (Partial Narmer(?) serekh from En Besor)

Schulman, 1976, p. 25, fig. 2

0547 (Partial Narmer(?) serekh from En Besor)

Schulman, 1976, pl. I.7


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:0547
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel
Material:pottery
Region:Canaan
Site:En Besor
Locality:
Depository:
Registration No.
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Schulman, 1976 pp. 25-26 p. 25, fig. 2; pl. I.7
Mittmann, 1981 pp. 6-8 p. 6, fig. 3
Kaiser, 1982 pp. 262-264, pp. 266-267, fig. 15.42 p. 263, fig. 14.42
Helck, 1987 p. 130
Quack, 1989 pp. 18-19, p. 26 p. 19, fig. 1
Schulman, 1992 p. 410, n.12
Kahl, 1994 p. 208
van den Brink, 2001 pp. 68-69; p. 89, no. 80 p. 69, fig. 80
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 p. 106 (4D-ENB1)
Raffaele, 2003 p. 109
Edwin van den Brink, personal communication, 2015
J.-P. Pätznick, personal communication, 2017
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: Raffaele 2003 interprets this inscription as belonging to Narmer. According to van den Brink (personal communication 2015), "I personally doubt that the En Besor fragment actually belongs to a Narmer serekh; it is exceptionally diminutive, and, in any case incised (scratched would be the more correct word) post-firing of the vessel." Jiménez-Serrano suggests it is Narmer or Qaa. Schulman (1976) attributes it to Den, while Schulman (1992) attributes it to Den or Iry-Hor. Mittmann 1981, Helck 1987, Quack 1989, Kahl 1994, and Regulski attribute it to Aha. Van den Brink 2001 attributes it to “Aha (?)”. Kaiser and 1982 include this inscription in Horizon B (Iri-Hor-Narmer) but classify the name as "??". According to Pätznick (personal communication, 2017), this is certainly not Narmer and could instead be read grg.t.


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0547 (Partial Narmer(?) serekh from En Besor)

Schulman, 1976, p. 25, fig. 2

0547 (Partial Narmer(?) serekh from En Besor)

Schulman, 1976, pl. I.7

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