It is through an iconography carried by remarkable objects like the knives and the pallets with make-up that the image of the royalty emerges from the Neolithic period. Like illustrations, two well-known examples are presented here dating from the immediately predynastic period or the dynastic period without it being possible to allot them to a given king, because few of these objects were found
at the time of excavations (cf Vercoutter, 1992).
of the Gebel-el-Arak has been bought, what returns its difficult dating. It would come from
this gebel in the
south of Abydos. Some discovered a mesopotamian influence there with the king's representation
in master of
the animals. The stick is sculpted in ivory of hippo. Its iconography constitutes a transformation in relation to the other
sticks of knives. On recovered 6 sticks, 4 are sculpted with
animals; an in disrepair watch of the
characters and this one gives the king's representation.
It is some in the same way for the bull palette , of which
only the analysis of the
style permits to
give an idea of the time. Its importance comes notably from the representation of
the signs. The king is under the shape of the bull, comparison that will
last during history. Ramesses II is
a "powerful bull liked of Ma'at."
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