Detail of the Battlefield Palette

Detail of the Battlefield Palette

The lower half of a palette of grey mudstone: together with a cast of another fragment in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The palette is decorated on both faces with scenes in low relief. On one …

Two Dog Palette

The head of one of the dogs that frame the top of the palette is missing, and two drilled holes at the base of the neck suggest that it was repaired in antiquity. On the …

Gerzeh Palette

This unusual schist palette was part of a Predynastic funerary assemblage which also contained ordinary vessels. It has an oval shape that widens slightly towards the top and it is pierced so that it could …

The Narmer Palette. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 32169

The Narmer Palette

This palette commemorates the victories of King Narmer, who came from the south of Egypt to invade the Delta in about 3200-3000 BC. It represents the most important evidence that the first political unification in …