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Tablet

Object Number:
E9396
Current Location:
Provenience:
Egypt
Abydos
Locus:
B18/B19
Period:
Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made:
3000 - 2800 BC
Early Date:
-3001
Late Date:
-2799
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Ebony
Iconography:
King
Neith
Oil
Description:
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.
Height:
7cm
Width:
9.4cm
Thickness:
0.8cm
Other Number:
AES 2078   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Tresures: Abydos in the Basement. Expedition. 56 (1): 42-51. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44, fig3
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[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.3
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