From: Egypt | Abydos | Umm el-Ga'ab

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E9396
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Abydos | Umm el-Ga'ab
Locus Tomb of Narmer (Tomb B19)
Period Egyptian Early Dynastic | First Dynasty
Date Made 3000-2800 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Ebony
Iconography King | Neith | Oil
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

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 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

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