Menkaure and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty II

Menkaure and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty II

Date ca. 2515 BCE

Movement Egyptian | Old Kingdom | 4th Dynasty

Medium Slate

Dimensions height 54.5”

Provenance Giza, Egypt

Housed at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Like Khafra’s likeness, this statue of Menkaure and Khamerernebty was meant to last for eternity, with its solid back slab appending the two connecting figures in stride. Given the stark likeness between the two figures and the Queen’s embrace, we can assume that the sculptor was attempting to highlight the unity between the two.