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Hi Willie.

DScribr Wrote:
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> On the Narmer Palette, 2 men are shown in the
> lowest register, and above the man on the right is
> a symbol that does look similar to a ribbon, (like
> a first prize ribbon at a County Fair, etc.).

If you look on above near the other guy on the left there is a depiction a palace facade fort. Given the symmetrical placement placement in the same register it would seem these symbols are related to what is happening to these men.

> You had mentioned the Ankh was either shown as a
> ribbon on occasion, or shown w/ a ribbon,

As a ribbon. Example, 1st Dynasty:

3rd Dynasty, Djoser:


> (can't recall correctly) but thought that this symbol may
> be the precursor to the Ankh.
> Also, do you know
> the earliest use of the Ankh?

I do not know the earliest attributed example, but it is well attested in the 1st Dynasty. The symbol in the NP is superficially similar but seem fundamentally different to me for one to have come from the other. Interesting thought though.

Unrelated, but while it is on my mind:
Serekh of the 1st Dynasty pharaoh Qa'a:



Granted, the pyramid shaped object is typically depicted as a scalene triangle than an actual pyramid.

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Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 754 DScribr 23-Nov-16 02:17
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