Palette of Narmer—The Conquering King
Lecture no. 12 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
To maintain social cohesion, ancient kings had to justify their power through ideological control, and no culture was better than Egypt at creating art to establish the underpinnings of kingship. This first lecture on Egypt considers the Palette of Narmer, a superb carving that embodies the unification of the state and established an ideology of kingship for the next 3,000 years.