The Narmer Catalog

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6010 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh(?) from Tel Erani (Tel Gat))

Source No: 6010

Date: Narmer(?)

Dated by: royal name

Type: inscription on vessel

Material: pottery

Region: Canaan

Site: Tel Erani ( Tel Gat )

Locality:

Depository:

Registration No. Gat D60/403/30

References

Yeivin, 1963

pp. 205-13

p. 207, fig. 2, pl. 39.2

Ward, 1969

p. 216

Anđelković, 1995

p. 42

p. 46, fig. 17.6

van den Brink, 2001

pp. 37-39

p. 39, fig. 24

Comments

The site Tel Erani is also referred to as Tel Gath or Tell Areine.
This object was a surface find.
Yeivin 1963 reads the inscrition as “Nar(mer)”.
Van den Brink 2001 reads it as Ny-Hor, whom he says was probably a regional king earlier then Narmer.
According to Hendrickx (personal communication, 2016) this is not a serekh.
Ward 1969 also agrees that it is not a
serekh, and suggests that it is a "potter's mark".

Editor's Note: There is little doubt that this is not a
serekh of Narmer, but it is included because of the controversy.

6010 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh(?) from Tel Erani (Tel Gat))

Yeivin, 1963, p. 207, fig. 2

6010 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh(?) from Tel Erani (Tel Gat))

Yeivin, 1963, pl. 39.2


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:6010
Date:Narmer(?)
Dated by:royal name
Type:inscription on vessel
Material:pottery
Region:Canaan
Site:Tel Erani ( Tel Gat )
Locality:
Depository:
Registration No.Gat D60/403/30
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Yeivin, 1963 pp. 205-13 p. 207, fig. 2, pl. 39.2
Ward, 1969 p. 216
Anđelković, 1995 p. 42 p. 46, fig. 17.6
van den Brink, 2001 pp. 37-39 p. 39, fig. 24

Comments: The site Tel Erani is also referred to as Tel Gath or Tell Areine. This object was a surface find. Yeivin 1963 reads the inscrition as “Nar(mer)”. Van den Brink 2001 reads it as Ny-Hor, whom he says was probably a regional king earlier then Narmer. According to Hendrickx (personal communication, 2016) this is not a serekh. Ward 1969 also agrees that it is not a serekh, and suggests that it is a "potter's mark". Editor's Note: There is little doubt that this is not a serekh of Narmer, but it is included because of the controversy.


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6010 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh(?) from Tel Erani (Tel Gat))

Yeivin, 1963, p. 207, fig. 2

6010 (Unusual Narmer(?) serekh(?) from Tel Erani (Tel Gat))

Yeivin, 1963, pl. 39.2

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