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4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Source No: 4018

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: typology

Type: inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )

Material: pottery

Region: Memphite region

Site: Helwan

Locality: Tomb T.257.H.8

Depository: Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )

Registration No. EM 00-87

References

van den Brink, 2001

pp. 40-42

figs. 17 and 26

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

pp. 64-68

p. 67, figs. 1.2, 2.2; pl. 1

Raffaele, 2003

p. 111

Pätznick, 2009

p. 314, Appendix A, 1.1

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

Pätznick, 2009 reads this inscription as Narmer. van den Brink 2001, Köhler & van den Brink 2002, and Raffaele 2003 read it as N.j Nj.t (Neith Hotep). Both articles suggest that the falcon in the inscription is very similar to a fragment discovered in tomb B10 Abydos (5.a.2 in van den Brink 2001,which shows only a falcon) , and believe it was inscribed for the same ruler.

Editor's Note: The implication is that Neith Hotep was not just a regional ruler in Lower Egypt, but ruled all of Egypt. Regulski dates this "(dyn. 1)" add based on typology.

4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

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Köhler and van den Brink, 2002


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:4018
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:typology
Type:inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )
Material:pottery
Region:Memphite region
Site:Helwan
Locality:Tomb T.257.H.8
Depository:Egyptian Museum ( Cairo )
Registration No.EM 00-87
References Discussion Figure/Plate
van den Brink, 2001 pp. 40-42 figs. 17 and 26
Köhler and van den Brink, 2002 pp. 64-68 p. 67, figs. 1.2, 2.2; pl. 1
Raffaele, 2003 p. 111
Pätznick, 2009 p. 314, Appendix A, 1.1
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: Pätznick, 2009 reads this inscription as Narmer. van den Brink 2001, Köhler & van den Brink 2002, and Raffaele 2003 read it as N.j Nj.t (Neith Hotep). Both articles suggest that the falcon in the inscription is very similar to a fragment discovered in tomb B10 Abydos (5.a.2 in van den Brink 2001,which shows only a falcon) , and believe it was inscribed for the same ruler. Editor's Note: The implication is that Neith Hotep was not just a regional ruler in Lower Egypt, but ruled all of Egypt. Regulski dates this "(dyn. 1)" add based on typology.


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4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

4018 (Narmer(?) serekh from Helwan)

Köhler and van den Brink, 2002

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