> In all fairness, the pic of the bowl is taken looking UP at it.
> If the picture were face on, the placement of the viper would
> not look as high up. Perspective ya know. We need a straight on
> photo to determine just where the viper sits, but I can't find
> In other words, the angle of the photo gives a skewed
> perspective of the placement of the viper.
It's irrelevant, Audrey. I discard the authenticity of the cartouche on that alabaster bowl because it seems that Zahi had his hands in reincarnating that bowl from the bowels of the Cairo Museum which apparently had little to no prior documentation about the piece. Zahi first found that bowl in storage and decided to use it for an upcoming exhibit. He first describes it has only having the Horus Name on it, sans serekh, and then the piece shows up with the prenomen name (in a royal ring rather than a serekh) so all bets are off regarding the authenticity of the cartouche on that alabaster bowl.
Let's not forget that Zahi also had a hand in the current catastrophe going on at the Step Pyramid. I hope he's happy selling his line of clothing; I am relieved he is not in charge of antiquities.