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Palette of King Narmer (detail), Predynastic Egypt, ca. 3000-2920 BCE. Wikimedia Commons.

The Palette of King Narmer is a politically important artifact in the history of Egypt because

A

it records the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt at the end of the Predynastic period.

B

it displays an early example of the formula for figure representation used by Egyptian artists.

C

it uses the formal pictorial device of representing the king as larger in scale than his surrounding attendants.

D

it narrates a sequence of specific historical events that led to the establishment of the first Egyptian dynasty.

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