Palette of King Narmer (side 1)

from the period during the unification of upper (south) & lower (north) egypt, this palette features the king wearing the crown of upper egypt and a bull's tail, with the sky god horus (falcon), protector of the pharaohs, looking down at him. he is introducing his newfound power upon the head of his enemies while the servant behind him waits until he's finished with his introduction. the cow's heads at top symbolize the earth goddess hathor. so there.