Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display
From: Egypt | Abydos
Curatorial Section: Egyptian
|Current Location||Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display|
|Provenience||Egypt | Abydos|
|Locus||Tomb of Qa'a (Tomb Q), east side, over chamber 3|
|Period||Egyptian Early Dynastic | First Dynasty|
|Date Made||3000 - 2800 BCE|
|Iconography||Serekh | Horus|
Stela of King Qa'a of black quartzite inscribed with the Horus name of the King. This stela is decorated with a serekh (a rectangle with paneled lower half) surmounted by an image of the falcon god Horus. The Horus-name was the oldest element of the pharaoh’s titulary and associated him with the falcon god. The two large pieces of this stela were discovered at Abydos during separate excavations of the Early Dynastic royal cemetery. The fragments were reunited at Penn Museum in 1903.
|Credit Line||Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1900|
|Other Number||AES 1695 - AES|
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