The Narmer Palette, an Egyptian archeological find. One of the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back to about the 31st century BC. Standing at 63 centimeter, and carved from a single piece of flat siltstone. Thought to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt ruling under king Narmer. On one side is the king wearing a bulbed white crown, depicting Upper Egypt. On the other side shows the king wearing a red crown, depicting Lower Egypt.
As on one side, a large picture in the center of the Palette depicts Narmer wielding a mace. To his left is a man holding the king’s sandals. To the right of the king is a man who is kneeling, who is about to be stuck by Narmer. There are symbols next to his head, possibly indicating his name. Below the kings feet shows two disrobed men. It appears that they are either running or meant to be seen as dead in the ground. To the left of each man is a hieroglyphic sign, possibly indicating a name.
On the other side of the Palette shows Narmer, holding a mace and fail. At nearly full height, emphasizing his godlike status. In front of the pharaoh is a long haired man, followed by a pair of hieroglyphs. Followed by four men, who appear to be holding a dog and two falcons. Below, are two Serpopards confronting each other. The circle formed by their curving checks is the center part of the Palette. The intertwined necks of the serpopards may represent the joining of the state. At the bottom of the Palette, an image of a bull is seen knocking down the walls of a city, while trampling a man.
The Standing Male Worshipper, dating back to 2600 BC, and standing at 29 centimeters, is a Mesopotamian statue. The statue depicts a man with long facial hair, wide eyes and hands clasped in front of him. The statues of male worshipers were made from gypsum, shell and limestone. To create the beards and eyes to the statues, Mesopotamians used metal to carve the stone to add details.
The purpose of the male worshipper...
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