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3War_spring09-1[1] - REPRESENTING WAR Ancient Egypt low...

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REPRESENTING WAR Ancient Egypt low relief, relief sculpture, votive, hierarchical scale, pictograph, papyrus, lotus, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt Old Kingdom 3.17 Votive Palette of King Narmer, c. 3150-3125 BCE 25in height, thin slab, low relief sculpture. Images of King Narmer Iconography: depiction of Narmer in hierarchical scale, as he’s larger than the other human figures on the palette—shows Narmer repeatedly subduing a person from lower Egypt (metaphoric meaning), representing the fact the he was the person the unified lower and upper Egypt. Pictograph (predececcor of hirogliphics) of Narmer’s name. Falcon (pharaoh-upper Egypt) on a papyrus (lower Egypt) (another depiction of upper subduing lower). 2 nd side…Pictograph of Narmer’s name…rows of dead figures. Narmer depicted as a bull. Two long-necked beasts with neck intertwined—represents the unification of upper and lower Egypt. Shallow, round space created by intertwined neck probably functional…ritualistic (grinding makeup for applying
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