‘The Palette of Narmer’, ca. 3100 -3050 B.C., Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive

A late pre­dynastic schist ceremonial palette. Reverse side: Pharaoh Narmer, with White Crown, subdues Upper Egypt, kills an enemy grasping him by the hair. From Hierakonpolis,(Kom al­Ahmar). Egypt, 1st dynasty.

Image rights: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY