The Abu 'Umuri Palette
Cairo J.E. 71326
Abu Umuri, tomb 60 (near Nag Hammadi)
P. Kaplony, Eine Schminkpalette von Konug Scorpion aus Abu 'Umuri, Orientalia 34 (1965) p. 132-167 pl. 19, 20
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Kaplony dates this abbozzo of palette to the reign of King
Scorpion. The incision could be, IMO, later (Ist dynasty) and it should not
be linked to that king: the scorpions are three, smaller than the falcon (-god) and evidently "controlled" by him, looking as tied to a rope or fixed onto a bar (cfr. also the rock drawing near Wadi Halfa in W. Needler,
JARCE 6, 87-92, fig.1-5, which is instead earlier -IMO- than Scorpion II).
Also cf. S. Hendrickx, D. Huyge, B. Adams, Le scorpion en silex du Musée royal de Mariemont, in: Cahiers de Mariemont 28/29, 1997/1998, 7-33 (22-23)