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- Palette of King Narmer. Predynastic Egypt. c. 3000-2920 B.C.E. Greywacke.3000-2900 BCE
Slate
-Egyptian Museum, Cairo
-Relief sculpture depicting King Nrmer uniting Upper and Lower Egypt
-HAthor a fod as a cow witj a woman's facem depicted four times in the top register
-Figures stand on a ground line
-Hierarchy of scale
On front
-Narmer, the largest fugure, wears the cobra crown of lower Egypt and is reviewing the begeaded bodies of the enemy, bodies that are sen from above, with heads carefully placed between their legs
-Nrmer is preceded by four standard bearers and a priest and followed by his foot washer or sandal bearer
Center - harnsessed lionesses with elongated necks, possibly symbolizing unification, at the bottom is a symbol of a bull knocking don a city fortress
-NArmer knocking over his enemies
On back
-Hawk is Horus, god of Egypt; triumphs over Narmer's foes; Horus holds a rope around a man's head and a papyrus plant, symbols of Lower Egypt
-NArmer has a symbol of strength, the bull's tail, at his waist; wera s a bowling pin-shaped crown as king of united Egypt, beating down an enemy
-Servant holds NArmer's sandals because he stands on the sacred ground as a adivine king
-Defeated Egyptians lie beneath his feat
-Schematic lines delineate NArmers' uscle structure; Forearm veins and thigh muscles represented by straight lines; half circles for the kneecaps
-Palette used to prepare eye make-up for the blinding sun, although this palette was probably commemorative of ceremonial
-Hierogylphics explain and add to meaning
-Scholars believe the paltette conflates actions taking place over many years into one event
-Narrative
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