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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