King Menkaura and Queen

Flashcard maker : Steven Colyer
Identification Info
King Menkaura and queen. old kingdom 4th dynasty 2490-2472 greywacke
Context
statues were produced in great number, mostly stone but some wood, clay and other material have been found
Form
durable stone with high relief by the subtraction method in which pieces of stone are removed from a single block and the grid method (draw a grid around the block to mark where to cut)
Content
King and queen Khamerenebyt or maybe the goddess Hathor. typical left leg frontal pose with arms straight down and close to his side. clinched fist with thumbs around tradition cloth rolls to show power
Function
substitute houses for Ka for protection of immortality
Important Concept
serenity shows he can handle any problem that happens

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