The big cosmetic siltstone palette of king Narmer.

The pharaoh is wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt smiting a captive of war. A hawk (king himself) holds an enemy by a nosering, and sits upon six flowers (meaning 6.000), the number of prisoners taken. Behind the pharaoh stands his sandal bearer.
At top: two heads of cow god dess Hathor seen as her early variant Bat and flanking the king's name: a catfish and a chisel. Bottom: Two fallen men with the sign "town" and its name - a rosette. On the oppo- site side (not shown) the king is the winner wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt as he in-spects decapitated foes. No-table is its unbroken condition and great size: 64 x 42 cm, by far exceeding all of its kind.