The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

4747 (Narmer serekh from Kafr Hassan Dawood)

Source No: 4747

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )

Material: pottery

Region: Delta (east)

Site: Kafr Hassan Dawood

Locality: tomb 210

Depository: Zagazig University Museum

Registration No.

References

Tassie, Hassan, van Wetering, and Calcoen, 2008

p. 208

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016

Tassie, Rowland, Hassan, van Wetering, 2017 (forthcoming)

p. 727 (provisional)

Edwin van den Brink, personal communication, 2017

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2017

Comments

According to Tassie (personal communication, 2016 and 2017), the inscription is a stylized catfish representing the name Narmer. He goes on to say "the vessel from Grave 210, with the serekh potmark KHD4053 is on vessel KHD0529, which is a scalloped wine jar (Petrie: Proto 75R variant; van den Brink Type IIb), made of alluvial Nile silt, closest to Nile A in the Vienna system."
Van den Brink (personal communication, 2017) suggests that because Type IIb jars predate Narmer, this inscription may represent the name of king "Nar", a king earlier than Narmer.

4747 (Narmer serekh from Kafr Hassan Dawood)

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016

4747 (Narmer serekh from Kafr Hassan Dawood)

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:4747
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel ( "wine jar" )
Material:pottery
Region:Delta (east)
Site:Kafr Hassan Dawood
Locality:tomb 210
Depository:Zagazig University Museum
Registration No.
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Tassie, Hassan, van Wetering, and Calcoen, 2008 p. 208
G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016
Tassie, Rowland, Hassan, van Wetering, 2017 (forthcoming) p. 727 (provisional)
Edwin van den Brink, personal communication, 2017
G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2017

Comments: According to Tassie (personal communication, 2016 and 2017), the inscription is a stylized catfish representing the name Narmer. He goes on to say "the vessel from Grave 210, with the serekh potmark KHD4053 is on vessel KHD0529, which is a scalloped wine jar (Petrie: Proto 75R variant; van den Brink Type IIb), made of alluvial Nile silt, closest to Nile A in the Vienna system." Van den Brink (personal communication, 2017) suggests that because Type IIb jars predate Narmer, this inscription may represent the name of king "Nar", a king earlier than Narmer.


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4747 (Narmer serekh from Kafr Hassan Dawood)

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016

4747 (Narmer serekh from Kafr Hassan Dawood)

G.J. Tassie, personal communication, 2016

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