Jar Sealing of Narmer

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 September 2016

The name Narmer, written as a catfish within a serekh (royal name box), has been impressed with a large cylinder seal several times onto this conical jar lid. The chisel, the second element of Narmer's name and perhaps originally a title, appears a decorative band between the two rows. The jar probably held wine, and three deep horizontal marks on one side of the lid may be an indication of its quality. From Cemetery B at Abydos, modern-day Umm el-Qaab, Egypt. 1st Dynasty of Egypt, 32nd century BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 29). Jar Sealing of Narmer. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5709/jar-sealing-of-narmer/

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