26th c BCE Egyptian Egyptian Old Kingdom Sculpture
EGYPTIAN IV DYNASTY Anonymous (aka Fourth Dynasty Anonymous)
(c. 2575 BCE - c. 2465 BCE)
2595 BCE-2510 BCE
26th c BCE
Egyptian Old Kingdom
Cairo. Egyptian Museum.
In this composition we see the ka of the pharaoh Menkure supported by two goddesses who serve as his sponsors in the eternity of the gods. All three of the figures seem already to exist in the timeless calm of eternity. Like the goddesses, Menkure shows none of the ravages of age. There are many ka figures from the Old Kingdom, all displaying the same rigid frontality, confidence and calm acceptance.
EGYPTIAN IV DYNASTY Anonymous | Menkure Triad. | 2595 BCE-2510 BCE | Egyptian | Egyptian Old Kingdom Fourth Dynasty
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