This statue of the Pre-dynastic Period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BCE. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor. Photo courtesy of J.F. Bradu - Associate Professor
Predynastic Egyptian burial. Next to her head is her palette and stone most likely used for cosmetics.