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The inscription at right is from the example in the Cairo Museum and may have given the same quantities if the headless lotus stalk in the clump at left is only a scratch and if the unit strokes continued into the abraded area at left. Most of the bound prisoner at right is also missing, but his legs are preserved.
The inverted falcon on its "serekh" rectangle above both inscriptions is the Horus name of the king engraved into the top of the pedestal base.
Both images according to Quibell, "Hierakonpolis", London, 1900, Plate LX, as reproduced in Marshall Clagett: “Ancient Egyptian Science, a Source Book”, Volume 1: “Knowledge and Order”, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1989, Figure 1.11b, page 752. Return to the story
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