Cast of Narmer Palette

UnknownDynasty 0, before 3150 BC

Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, United States

This cast shows the recto of the Narmer Palette, which dates to the reign of King Narmer from Dynasty O (before 3150 BC). Cosmetic palettes were common funerary items at this time, and writing could be used to provide context for illustrations. For example, the Narmer Palette contains captioned scenes from the reign of King Narmer.


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