About this object

Part of a jar-seal of pale brown clay, bearing the impression of a seal rolled across the surface. There are impressions showing two lines of serekhs surmounted by falcons containing the name of Hor-Aha ('h3). The lowest line contains two complete serekhs and the top line is only fragmentary. Sandy composition with white inclusions, interior has impression of storage jar rim and contains organic remains of yellow fibre. Marked by the excavtator in black ink '97' indicating it corresponds to pl. XIV [no. 97] in the publication "The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties", 1901, Part II. This fragment comes from 'Tomb B19', Petrie's tomb of Aha-Men. On the record card made by Professor Percy Newberry he notes that it was marked B.19 in ink but this is no longer visible - possibly broken off?

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3100 BC (Dynasty 1: Reign of Aha) about
  • Materials
    Clay
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1901
  • Measurements
    84 mm x 74 mm x 31 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties. 1901. Part II

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1901
    Description:

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.56-126 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series 14.10.01.1-53 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series 16.9.02.1-57 (...)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1901-10-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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