Menkaure and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty II
Date ca. 2515 BCE
Movement Egyptian | Old Kingdom | 4th Dynasty
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.