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Seller: egyptian-antique (18) 100%, Location: LUXOR, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132767730567 PHAROS-ANTIQUES ANCIENT EGYPTIAN RARE EGYPT ANTIQUE NARMER PALETTE STONE BC ALL OUR ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC / ANCIENT ARTIFACTS FOR LIFE! WE DO NOT SELL REPLICAS, FAKES, ETC... PLEASE READ CONDITION FOR ANY REPAIRS OR RESTORATION Description The Narmer Palette, also known as the Great Hierakonpolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer, is a significant Egyptian archeological find, dating from about the 31st century BC. It contains some of the earliest hieroglyphicinscriptions ever found. The tablet is thought by some to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the king Narmer. On one side, the king is depicted with the bulbed White Crown of Upper (southern) Egypt, and the other side depicts the king wearing the level Red Crown of Lower (northern) Egypt. Along with the Scorpion Macehead and the Narmer Maceheads, also found together in the Main Deposit at Nekhen, the Narmer Palette provides one of the earliest known depictions of an Egyptian king. The Palette shows many of the classic conventions of Ancient Egyptian art, which must already have been formalized by the time of the Palette's creation.[1] The Egyptologist Bob Brier has referred to the Narmer Palette as "the first historical document in the world".[2]The Palette, which has survived five millennia in almost perfect condition, was discovered by Britisharcheologists James E. Quibell and Frederick W. Green, in what they called the Main Deposit in the Temple of Horus at Nekhen, during the dig season of 1897–98.[3] Also found at this dig were the Narmer Macehead and the Scorpion Macehead. The exact place and circumstances of these finds were not recorded very clearly by Quibell and Green. In fact, Green's report placed the Palette in a different layer one or two yards away from the deposit, which is considered to be more accurate on the basis of the original excavation notes.[4] It has been suggested that these objects were royal donations made to the temple.[5] Nekhen, or Hierakonpolis, was one of four power centers in Upper Egypt that preceded the consolidation of Upper Egypt at the end of the Naqada III period.[6] Hierakonpolis’s religious importance continued long after its political role had declined.[7] Paletteswere typically used for grinding cosmetics, but this palette is too large and heavy (and elaborate) to have been created for personal use and was probably a ritual or votive object, specifically made for donation to, or use in, a temple. One theory is that it was used to grind cosmetics to adorn the statues of the gods.[8]The Narmer Palette is part of the permanent collection of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.[9] It is one of the initial exhibits which visitors have been able to see when entering the museum.[9] . · Condition · Good Condition As shown in pictures. · Provenance · Natural Stone in the Desert of the Egyptian City of Luxor · payment · We Accept PayPal. SHIPPING: US$35.00 FOR REGISTERED & INSURED SHIPPING TO ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD. TRACKING NUMBER WILL BE PROVIDED. WE ALSO COMBINE SHIPPING FOR MORE THAN ONE ITEM, BUYER WILL PAY THE HIGHEST SHIPPING COST OF ANY OF THE ITEMS HE WON. RETURNS: BIDDERS HAVE 14 DAYS FROM THE DAY OF RECIEVING THE ITEM TO DECIDE TO KEEP THE ITEM OR RETURN IT. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. TRANSITE TIME: EUROPE : 8 - 14 DAYS U.S.A & AUSTRALIA : 20 - 35 DAYS , SOME TIMES SOONER , DEPENDING ON LUCK REALLY!! CANADA : AVERAGE 14 DAYS. RUSSIA : ONLY BY EXPRESS MAIL. 30 - 60 DAYS CONTACT INFO: TEL: (02002) 01223045503 THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST Condition: AS SHOWN IN PICTURES, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available, Material: Stone

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