(from Nov. 4, 2017:)
Narmer Pallette, (3000 b.c., egypt,) from Wikimedia Commons, public domain because of its age, source: http://www.studyblue.com/notes/note/n/art-midterm/deck/1189362; verso:
and this is recto:
by Quibell, 1898, plate 13, from Wikimedia Commons, in the public domain because it was published before 1923. http://narmer.org/inscription/0081
Note: they say these are verso and recto = back and front, but I have them opposite, thinking that that’ front and back. Verso is reverse. Why is it thought they “read” that way, the “serpopards” with the long twisted necks, they figure is the back but it’s likely a cosmetic pallette where the cosmetic to be pulverized goes into that “hole;” plus I think that it’s a story-telling way of plotting how to get their narcotic en masse, large quantities of it gotten in that machine-like way.