Palette of Narmer.docx - Sickels 1 Kristi Sickels Ms Hoover Art 107 19 November 2019 Assignment 4 Egyptian Art 1 This art features the first Dynasty

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Sickels 1 Kristi Sickels Ms. Hoover Art 107 19 November 2019 Assignment 4: Egyptian Art 1. This art features the first Dynasty king, Narmer conquering his enemies and uniting upper and lower Egypt . The artwork has some of the earliest hieroglyphics found in Egypt. The art pieces dates back to c. 3200-3000 BCE. A single piece of siltstone is used, which back then was commonly used for ceremonial tablets in the First Dynastic Period of Egypt, but the palette is carved on both sides which means that it was created for ceremonial instead of practical purposes. When the carving is on one side only, that means that it was made for daily use. This art piece tells the story of King Narmer's victory in battle and the approval of the gods. Twisted perspective is used a lot in the art piece because most of the figure’s bodies are standing forward with their head in an awkward side position. The hieratic scale is also important in this art piece because Narmer is the biggest one on the piece which signifies his importance. Different
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