Jar with Signs of Early Egyptian kings

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published on 04 April 2016

This is a cylinder pottery jar (Type 50 B, pinkware). The name of King KA (and contents) was brushed on the jar using a black ink. King KA ruled just before the 1st Dynasty in Egypt. In general, few vessels from this period bore the name of early Egyptian kings. These royal names were inscribed within a frame called "serekh", a rectangle with the falcon god Horus represented above. From grave 261 at Tarkhan, Egypt. Pre-Dynastic Period, Naqada IIIB, circa 3100 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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