Sealing of King Den card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Sealing of King Den

14.10.01.11

Currently not on display

Information

Part of a jar sealing of brown clay, bearing the impression of a seal rolled across the surface. There are impressions of eight serekhs containing the name of Den, impression of fibre on interior (string or cloth) with a piece of fibre prerserved in the mud. Burnt all over except for one flat side. Marked 'T' in ink by the excavator indicating Tomb T, Petrie's 'Tomb of Den-Setui'. The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties. 1901. Part II pl. XVIII [136]. Burning would seem to be modern: 1960s record card says "charred in fire, May 1941", and Newberry's record card made before 1920 describes it as being "yellowish clay" with no mention of being burnt.