The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

Source No: 4008

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( wine jar )

Material: pottery

Region: Delta (east)

Site: Ezbet el Tell

Locality: Kufur Nigm

Depository: Zagazig University Museum

Registration No. 182

References

Leclant and Clerc, 1986

p. 244

pl. 11

Bakr, 1988

pp. 50-51

p. 55, pl. 1a

Kahl, 1994

p. 179

van den Brink, 1996

pp. 141-48, 153, 155, no. 21

p. 142, Table 1; p. 146, fig. 3.18

Hendrickx, 2001

pp. 90-95

van den Brink, 2001

p. 93, no. 15

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

p. 117 (4D-EZT1)

Raffaele, 2003

p. 116

Jucha, 2012a

pp. 633-634, Table 1, no. 6

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

In the Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions (Regulski), this inscription is listed twice, once as 0119 and also 4008. To avoid confusion, this inscription is also listed under both Source numbers here in the Narmer Catalog.

Bakr 1988, Jiménez-Serrano 2003, and Regulski attribute this inscription to Narmer (as shown in the entry or #4008).
Kahl 1994 and Raffaele 2003 say that it is Narmer(?).
Van den Brink 2001 attributes it to Ny-Hor (?).
Jucha 2012 interprets it as either Nar, or Ny-Hor. Hendrickx 2001 describes this inscription as "anonymous", and on p. 93, he says, "The anonymous
serekh is to be considered a type which developed independently from the writing of the royal name."
According to Leclant and Clerc (1986: 244), “Jar with a
serekh topped by a Horus falcon; Dean M. I. Baker proposed to recognize in this mark the name of Narmer.” (translated from French).

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

van den Brink, 1996, p. 146, fig. 3.21 (close-up)

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

Bakr, 1988, p. 55, pl. 1a

More Images

van den Brink, 1996, p. 146, fig. 3.21

Leclant and Clerc, 1986, pl. 11, fig. 7

Leclant and Clerc, 1986, pl. 11, fig. 7 (close-up)


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:4008
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( wine jar )
Material:pottery
Region:Delta (east)
Site:Ezbet el Tell
Locality:Kufur Nigm
Depository:Zagazig University Museum
Registration No.182
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Leclant and Clerc, 1986 p. 244 pl. 11
Bakr, 1988 pp. 50-51 p. 55, pl. 1a
Kahl, 1994 p. 179
van den Brink, 1996 pp. 141-48, 153, 155, no. 21 p. 142, Table 1; p. 146, fig. 3.18
Hendrickx, 2001 pp. 90-95
van den Brink, 2001 p. 93, no. 15
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 p. 117 (4D-EZT1)
Raffaele, 2003 p. 116
Jucha, 2012a pp. 633-634, Table 1, no. 6
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: In the Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions (Regulski), this inscription is listed twice, once as 0119 and also 4008. To avoid confusion, this inscription is also listed under both Source numbers here in the Narmer Catalog. Bakr 1988, Jiménez-Serrano 2003, and Regulski attribute this inscription to Narmer (as shown in the entry or #4008). Kahl 1994 and Raffaele 2003 say that it is Narmer(?). Van den Brink 2001 attributes it to Ny-Hor (?). Jucha 2012 interprets it as either Nar, or Ny-Hor. Hendrickx 2001 describes this inscription as "anonymous", and on p. 93, he says, "The anonymous serekh is to be considered a type which developed independently from the writing of the royal name." According to Leclant and Clerc (1986: 244), “Jar with a serekh topped by a Horus falcon; Dean M. I. Baker proposed to recognize in this mark the name of Narmer.” (translated from French).


Images

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

van den Brink, 1996, p. 146, fig. 3.21 (close-up)

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

Bakr, 1988, p. 55, pl. 1a

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

van den Brink, 1996, p. 146, fig. 3.21

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

Leclant and Clerc, 1986, pl. 11, fig. 7

4008 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Ezbet el-Tell)

Leclant and Clerc, 1986, pl. 11, fig. 7 (close-up)

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