University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E9396
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Umm el-Ga'ab
Locus: B18/B19
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made: 3000 - 2800 BC
Early Date: -3001
Late Date: -2799
Height: 7cm
Width: 9.4cm
Thickness: 0.8cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
Other NumberAES 2078 - Other Number


Large rectangular ebony tag/label with the name of King Aha. There are traces of red pigment in the incised decoration. The scenes on this label are divided into four registers. At the top right, there is a hole drilled through for the attaching of the label. The top register is associated with a temple to the goddess Neith. The fourth register contains the name of the commodity (a type of oil) to which the label was attached.


[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 56 (1): 42-51. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44, fig3View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Mawdsley, Lisa. 2011. Two labels of Aha: Evidence of a pre-mortuary administrative function for First Dynasty potmarks?. Cahiers Caribeens d'Egyptologie. (n 15) : Page/Fig./Plate: 54, 56/fig.3View Objects cited in this Publication

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