The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Source No: 6005

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: royal name

Type: rock inscription

Material: rock

Region: Eastern desert

Site: Wadi el Qash

Locality: site 18

Depository: in situ

Registration No.

References

Winkler, 1938

p. 25

pl. 11.1 (right)

Wilkinson, 1999

p. 69

Jiménez-Serrano, 2003

p. 111 (3C-WQ1)

Pätznick, 2009

p. 314-320, Appendix A, no. 15.3

Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015

right

Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments

Pätznick 2009 identifies this as Narmer, based on interpreting the horizontal line in the middle of the serekh as a stylized representation of a catfish (nar).
According to Jiménez-Serrano 2003 there is no identifiable name, but the individual was close to the reign of Ka.
This inscription has been described as an empty
serekh by Wilkinson 1999 and Regulski (mentioned in discussion of # 0083).

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Winkler, 1938, pl. 11.1 (close-up)

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Winkler, 1938, pl. 11.1 (right)

More Images

Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015, right


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:6005
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:royal name
Type:rock inscription
Material:rock
Region:Eastern desert
Site:Wadi el Qash
Locality:site 18
Depository:in situ
Registration No.
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Winkler, 1938 p. 25 pl. 11.1 (right)
Wilkinson, 1999 p. 69
Jiménez-Serrano, 2003 p. 111 (3C-WQ1)
Pätznick, 2009 p. 314-320, Appendix A, no. 15.3
Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015 right
Regulski, Database of Early Dynastic Inscriptions

Comments: Pätznick 2009 identifies this as Narmer, based on interpreting the horizontal line in the middle of the serekh as a stylized representation of a catfish (nar). According to Jiménez-Serrano 2003 there is no identifiable name, but the individual was close to the reign of Ka. This inscription has been described as an empty serekh by Wilkinson 1999 and Regulski (mentioned in discussion of # 0083).


Images

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Winkler, 1938, pl. 11.1 (close-up)

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Winkler, 1938, pl. 11.1 (right)

6005 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh from Wadi el-Qash)

Renée Friedman, personal communication, 2015, right

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