Inscribed Bowl Fragment

1977.112.296

On display

Fragment of an anorthosite gneiss vessel, probably a bowl. Inscribed with the 'nswt-bity-nbty' name of the Horus Anedjib, the successor of the Horus Den and probably the sixth ruler of the First Dynasty (about 2925 BC). Two hieroglyphs depict a bee and a sedge plant, usually translated as King of Upper and Lower Egypt and below this is the name 'mr-p-bjA', 'Merpebia'. Beside these hieroglyphs are two birds sitting on top of flags.