Object gallery

 

A small, white jar with a square handle running between the neck and the base.

Alabaster jar

A small, white jar with a square handle running between the neck and the base.
The fragment is small and roughly triangular in shape. The hieroglyphs are in raised relief.

A clay-seal fragment with the earliest-known cartouche and a fingerprint

The fragment is small and roughly triangular in shape. The hieroglyphs are in raised relief.
The head of the coffin. It's photographed from 45-degrees from the front. It's mostly plain wood. The texture of the wood is clear.

Lid from a wooden coffin

The head of the coffin. It's photographed from 45-degrees from the front. It's mostly plain wood. The texture of the wood is clear.
The pot is tall and slim. It's dark orange in colour with dark red criss-cross lines.

Predynastic marl clay pot

The pot is tall and slim. It's dark orange in colour with dark red criss-cross lines.
A small, stone amulet in the shape of a frog.

Frog amulet

A small, stone amulet in the shape of a frog.
The gazelle looks to be made of blue faience. The gazelle is lying down with its head up. It had large antlers curving backwards.

Scaraboid crouching gazelle

The gazelle looks to be made of blue faience. The gazelle is lying down with its head up. It had large antlers curving backwards.
The fragment is roughly pentagonal in shape. It's plain, except for the roughly incised serekh - a rectangle with vertical lines down the bottom half - and a hieroglyph in the top half.

Ceramic fragment with a serekh containing the name of Narmer

The fragment is roughly pentagonal in shape. It's plain, except for the roughly incised serekh - a rectangle with vertical lines down the bottom half - and a hieroglyph in the top half.
A small, pink stone pot. The pot has two small, round handle about a third of the way down the sides. There's some damage to the pot, but it's not extensive.

Predynastic pot

A small, pink stone pot. The pot has two small, round handle about a third of the way down the sides. There's some damage to the pot, but it's not extensive.
The hedgehog is crafted, possibly from faience. The spikes are more like round bumps than spikes. The ears, eyes, nose and whiskers are all visible. There's also holes either side of the ears so the amulet could be strung.

Hedgehog amulet

The hedgehog is crafted, possibly from faience. The spikes are more like round bumps than spikes. The ears, eyes, nose and whiskers are all visible. There's also holes either side of the ears so the amulet could be strung.
An amulet of Horus as a hawk-headed man. He has a sundisk and rearing cobra on his head and is striding forward with his arms by his side.

Horus amulet

An amulet of Horus as a hawk-headed man. He has a sundisk and rearing cobra on his head and is striding forward with his arms by his side.

 

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