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Object Number:E9396
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Umm el-Ga'ab
Locus: Tomb of Narmer (Tomb B19)
Period: Egyptian Early Dynastic
First Dynasty
Date Made: 3000-2800 BCE
Early Date: -3001
Late Date: -2799
Inscription Language:Hieroglyphic
Height: 7 cm
Width: 9.4 cm
Thickness: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
Other Number:AES 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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. "Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 42-51 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 44, fig3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Mawdsley, Lisa, and Mawdsley, Lisa. Jun 2011. "Two labels of Aha: Evidence of a pre-mortuary administrative function for First Dynasty potmarks?". Cahiers Caribeens d'Egyptologie. no. n 15. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 54, 56/fig.3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Ranke, Hermann. 1950. "A Guide to the Egyptian Collections". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 15. no. 2-3. pg. 21-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28, fig. 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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