Do the Funky Narmer

Some images are just asking to be GIFfed. Tom Woodward’s bionicteaching tumblr sometimes reblogs images from the Internet Archive Book Images’ Photostream, an awesome resource. When I saw this image this morning, I couldn’t resist:

http://bionicteaching.tumblr.com/post/147865024853/image-from-page-250-of-osiris-and-the-egyptian

The image is a detail from the Narmer Palette. I’m not sure what it’s all about, but if you follow the links you can get back to the source. The ten figures are similar yet different enough for stop-motion animation. So I piled them all on top of each other, trying to keep the decapitated heads more or less in the same position, and came up with this:

egyptian

I also set it to music, just for the heck f it.

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