Jar Sealing with Seal Impression of King Den

About this object

Part of a jar-seal 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].

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2950 BC (Dynasty 1: Reign of Den) about
  • Materials
  • 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
  • Measurements
    63 mm x 144 mm x 55 mm
  • Note
    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.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)


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
Object view = Humanities
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