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Ebony label of King Den, 1st Dynasty from his tomb at Abydos. The damaged label identifies that a contains hold oil in the burial equipment. It is embellished with events in a particular year of his reign. The top register depicts the king running in a jubilee festival (Sed) and also seated in a throne in a booth. The lower register includes a reference to the destruction of a stronghold and the taking of captives. The names of the officials Hemaka and Itisen occur on the label.

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