Narmer was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period (c. 32nd century BCE). He is considered by some to be the unifier of Egypt, and founder of the First Dynasty; he was the first pharaoh of unified Egypt.
The Narmer Palette, also known as the Great Hierakonpolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer, is a significant Egyptian archaeological find; dating from about the 31st century BC, it contains some of the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions ever found. It is thought by some to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the king Narmer. On one side, the king is depicted with the bulbed White crown of Upper (southern) Egypt, and the other side depicts the king wearing the level Red Crown of Lower (northern) Egypt. Along with the Scorpion Macehead and the Narmer Maceheads, also found together in the "Main deposit" at Hierakonopolis, the Narmer Palette provides one of the earliest known depictions of an Egyptian king. The Palette shows many of the classic conventions of Egyptian art which must already have been formalized by the time of the Palette's creation.
Whilst in the library of Brooklyn House after the serpopard attack, Carter orders a shabti to bring him the Narmer Palette. Sadie decides that the picture shows Narmer with a spoon, angry because someone stole his breakfast cereal. In the Hall of Ages, Carter saw an image of Narmer.
Narmer was a tall, dark-skinned man in red-and-white armor placed a double crown on his head.