The Narmer Catalog

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4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Source No: 4048

Date: Qa'a

Dated by: royal name

Type: seal ( impression )

Material: clay

Region: Upper Egypt

Site: Abydos

Locality: Umm el-Qa'ab, tomb Q

Depository: Abydos ( German excavations )

Registration No. Ab K 1486-1500

References

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996

pp. 72-73

p. 72, fig. 26; pl. 14b-c

Wilkinson, 2000

p. 26

Kinnaer, 2001

pp. 80-81

p. 80 (upper right)

Cervelló Autuori, 2003

pp. 168-75

p. 169, fig. 1 (upper)

Kahl, 2006

pp. 96-97

Cervelló Autuori, 2008

pp. 887-99

p. 896, fig. 2

Pätznick, 2009

pp. 309-313, 317 (54.12a-b)

p. 323 (54.12a-b)

Regulski, 2010

pp. 135-136

Köhler, 2013

Heagy, 2014

pp. 80-82

p. 80, fig. 19

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016

Comments

Günter Dreyer (personal communication, 2016) and Köhler 2013 describe the Narmer symbol (in addition to the chisel) as a catfish with a bull’s tail(Köhler describes as simply a tail).
Wilkinson 2000, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski describe the first sign of Narmer's name here as an animal skin and not a catfish.

Editor's Note: The tail on the catfish may symbolize royal power, similar to the portrayal of Narmer on the Narmer Palette, where he is depicted wearing a bull's tail.

4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, p. 72, fig. 26

4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, pl. 14b

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Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, pl. 14c


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:4048
Date:Qa'a
Dated by:royal name
Type:seal ( impression )
Material:clay
Region:Upper Egypt
Site:Abydos
Locality:Umm el-Qa'ab, tomb Q
Depository:Abydos ( German excavations )
Registration No.Ab K 1486-1500
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996 pp. 72-73 p. 72, fig. 26; pl. 14b-c
Wilkinson, 2000 p. 26
Kinnaer, 2001 pp. 80-81 p. 80 (upper right)
Cervelló Autuori, 2003 pp. 168-75 p. 169, fig. 1 (upper)
Kahl, 2006 pp. 96-97
Cervelló Autuori, 2008 pp. 887-99 p. 896, fig. 2
Pätznick, 2009 pp. 309-313, 317 (54.12a-b) p. 323 (54.12a-b)
Regulski, 2010 pp. 135-136
Köhler, 2013
Heagy, 2014 pp. 80-82 p. 80, fig. 19
Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016

Comments: Günter Dreyer (personal communication, 2016) and Köhler 2013 describe the Narmer symbol (in addition to the chisel) as a catfish with a bull’s tail(Köhler describes as simply a tail). Wilkinson 2000, Pätznick 2009, and Regulski describe the first sign of Narmer's name here as an animal skin and not a catfish. Editor's Note: The tail on the catfish may symbolize royal power, similar to the portrayal of Narmer on the Narmer Palette, where he is depicted wearing a bull's tail.


Images

4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, p. 72, fig. 26

4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, pl. 14b

4048 (Qa’a mortuary seal impression)

Dreyer, Engel, Hartung, Hikade, Köhler, and Pumpenmeier, 1996, pl. 14c

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