Analysis: Menkaure and Khamerernebty

There is no space between the arms and torso, and his advanced leg is also not separated from the block of stone. Egyptian sculptures were not limited to this style as seen in the Wooden statuette of an Official from about 2061-1926 B.C. The finely carved wooden statue is detached from any backing stone or wood, and is only 12 in. high. The person the statue is made of was not important enough to deserve a large stone statue showing a hierarchy of scale in Egyptian art. The proportions are similar to the stone carving though showing Egyptian art using a set of proportions between large and small statues.

Queen Khamerernebty II is also in a frontal view with the same connections to the block of stone, but her left leg is not as forwards as the Kings, which may mean she is of less statureimportance. She has one arm around the King's waist from behind, and the other across her stomach, holding his left bicep. This could mean she is standing behind him, as a devoted lover, or perhaps giving her allegiance to him as a Queen. Menkaure definitely is the strong and confident one of the two, and can also be interpreted as


 
 
 
 
 
 



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