The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Source No: 6101

Date: Narmer

Dated by: royal name

Type: decorated box

Material: bone

Region: Upper Egypt

Site: Abydos

Locality: Cemetery B

Depository: (see Dreyer 2016,pp. 92-93)

Registration No. (see Dreyer 2016,pp. 92-93)

References

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II

pp. 21-22

pls. 3A.1, 3A.3, 4.3,4.5,4.17

Kahl, 1994

p. 177, no. 94

Wilkinson, 1999

p. 155

Dreyer, Hartmann, Hartung, Hikade, Köpp, Lacher, Müller, Nerlich, and Zink, 2003

pp. 86-88

pls. 16e, 16h

Dreyer, 2005

pp. 255-257

p. 257, fig. 4a-h

Campagno, 2008

pp. 695-696

p. 696, fig. 1

Dreyer, 2016

pp. 91-104

p. 94, figs. 1; p. 96, fig. 4a; p.97, fig. 4b

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016

figs. K 1215b, K 1215d+e, K 1214a (restored)

Comments

Narmer Box 1

Dreyer (2005) proposed that 8 bone fragments found in Cemetery B, Umm el-Qa’ab, in Abydos, of similar material and style, are fragments of a box of Narmer representing the defeat of the 
THnw people, the same event represented on the Narmer Palette. In Dreyer (2016) he identified 43 fragments that he suggests were part of Narmer Boxes, and used 38 of them (the rest were too small) to reconstruct 3 boxes. As in his 2005 article, Dreyer describes Box 1 as representing the defeat of the THnw people. (The other references shown above are for individual fragments, not discussed in relation to the Narmer Boxes)

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Dreyer, 2016, p. 96, fig. 4a, Reconstruction of front and back

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Dreyer, 2016, p. 97, fig. 4b, Reconstruction of long sides

More Images

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1215b, Fragment from front

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1215d+e, Fragment from front

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 3A.1, Fragment from back

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.4, Fragment from long side

Dreyer, 2016, p. 94, fig. 1, Fragment from long side

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.3, Fragment from long side

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.5, Fragment from long side

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1214a (restored), Fragment from long side

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.17, Fragment from long side

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 3A.3, Fragment from long side


The Narmer Catalog

Inscription Detail

Source No:6101
Date:Narmer
Dated by:royal name
Type:decorated box
Material:bone
Region:Upper Egypt
Site:Abydos
Locality:Cemetery B
Depository:(see Dreyer 2016,pp. 92-93)
Registration No.(see Dreyer 2016,pp. 92-93)
References Discussion Figure/Plate
Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II pp. 21-22 pls. 3A.1, 3A.3, 4.3,4.5,4.17
Kahl, 1994 p. 177, no. 94
Wilkinson, 1999 p. 155
Dreyer, Hartmann, Hartung, Hikade, Köpp, Lacher, Müller, Nerlich, and Zink, 2003 pp. 86-88 pls. 16e, 16h
Dreyer, 2005 pp. 255-257 p. 257, fig. 4a-h
Campagno, 2008 pp. 695-696 p. 696, fig. 1
Dreyer, 2016 pp. 91-104 p. 94, figs. 1; p. 96, fig. 4a; p.97, fig. 4b
Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016 figs. K 1215b, K 1215d+e, K 1214a (restored)

Comments: Narmer Box 1 Dreyer (2005) proposed that 8 bone fragments found in Cemetery B, Umm el-Qa’ab, in Abydos, of similar material and style, are fragments of a box of Narmer representing the defeat of the THnw people, the same event represented on the Narmer Palette. In Dreyer (2016) he identified 43 fragments that he suggests were part of Narmer Boxes, and used 38 of them (the rest were too small) to reconstruct 3 boxes. As in his 2005 article, Dreyer describes Box 1 as representing the defeat of the THnw people. (The other references shown above are for individual fragments, not discussed in relation to the Narmer Boxes)


Images

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Dreyer, 2016, p. 96, fig. 4a, Reconstruction of front and back

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Dreyer, 2016, p. 97, fig. 4b, Reconstruction of long sides

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1215b, Fragment from front

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1215d+e, Fragment from front

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 3A.1, Fragment from back

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.4, Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Dreyer, 2016, p. 94, fig. 1, Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.3, Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.5, Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Günter Dreyer, personal communication, 2016, DAI - K 1214a (restored), Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 4.17, Fragment from long side

6101 (Narmer Box, no. 1)

Petrie, 1901, Royal Tombs II, pl. 3A.3, Fragment from long side

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