The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Source No: 4015

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( wine jar )

Material: pottery

Region: Delta (east?)

Site: unknown

Locality: unknown

Depository: private collection

Registration No.

References

Petrie, 1953

pl. XXI

Dreyer, 1999

pp. 1-6

p. 2, fig. 1; pl. 1

Kahl, 2001

pp. 114-115, no. 15

p. 114, fig. 13.15

van den Brink, 2001

pp. 58-59, 93, Appendix B.b, no. 30

p. 58, fig. 30

Christie's, 2003

p. 14

pp. 14-15, no. 4

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

p. 119 (4E-LE1)

Pätznick, 2009

Appendix A, no. 59.14

Jucha, 2012a

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

Kazimierczak, 2016

pp. 6-7

Stan Hendrickx, personal communication, 2017

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

Dreyer 1999, Kahl 2001, Jiménez-Serrano 2003, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski attribute this to Narmer.
Van den Brink 2001 and Jucha 2012 attribute this inscription to Nar, a king earlier than Narmer, based on the typology of the jar
This jar was sold a Christie's, New York, on December 11, 2003. It was previously in the collection of Alan M. May.
Hendrickx (2017, personal communication) agrees that dating this object to Narmer is possible because the jars decorated with half-bows were also used during his reign, specifically, they seem to date from Naqada IIIC-IIID (following Kazimierczak 2016: 6-7). The shape and decoration of this jar correspond to Petrie (1953: pl. XXI)’s typology, 75s, 75 u, and 75 v.

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Christie's, 2003, p. 14, no. 4

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Dreyer, 1999, fig. 1

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Christie's, 2003, p. 15, no. 4

Dreyer, 1999, pl. 1


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:4015
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( wine jar )
Material:pottery
Region:Delta (east?)
Site:unknown
Locality:unknown
Depository:private collection
Registration No.
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Petrie, 1953 pl. XXI
Dreyer, 1999 pp. 1-6 p. 2, fig. 1; pl. 1
Kahl, 2001 pp. 114-115, no. 15 p. 114, fig. 13.15
van den Brink, 2001 pp. 58-59, 93, Appendix B.b, no. 30 p. 58, fig. 30
Christie's, 2003 p. 14 pp. 14-15, no. 4
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 p. 119 (4E-LE1)
Pätznick, 2009 Appendix A, no. 59.14
Jucha, 2012a pp. 633-634, Table 1, no. 1
Kazimierczak, 2016 pp. 6-7
Stan Hendrickx, personal communication, 2017
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: Dreyer 1999, Kahl 2001, Jiménez-Serrano 2003, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski attribute this to Narmer. Van den Brink 2001 and Jucha 2012 attribute this inscription to Nar, a king earlier than Narmer, based on the typology of the jar This jar was sold a Christie's, New York, on December 11, 2003. It was previously in the collection of Alan M. May. Hendrickx (2017, personal communication) agrees that dating this object to Narmer is possible because the jars decorated with half-bows were also used during his reign, specifically, they seem to date from Naqada IIIC-IIID (following Kazimierczak 2016: 6-7). The shape and decoration of this jar correspond to Petrie (1953: pl. XXI)’s typology, 75s, 75 u, and 75 v.


Images

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Christie's, 2003, p. 14, no. 4

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Dreyer, 1999, fig. 1

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Christie's, 2003, p. 15, no. 4

4015 (Unusual Narmer serekh from Delta (East?))

Dreyer, 1999, pl. 1

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