Inscribed Jar



An Egyptian alabaster cylindrical jar with projecting rim and a flat base. Incised is a serekh - a rectangular enclosure representing the niched or gated façade of a palace - surmounted by a falcon representing the god Horus falcon. The hieroglyphic text enclosed is hard to distinguish but was described by the vendor, Johan Möger, as being the name of King Meribra Khety I, of the 9th Dynasty (the Herakleopolitan Period). Below the serekh are at least two hieroglyphs.