STATUE OF KING CHEPHREN

Dynasty IV, Egyptian Museum, Cairo One of the statues of King Chephren which stood in the hall of his valley temple at Giza. The pose is formal and the features are abstracted. He is protected by the falcon Horus. Originally the rich diorite stone was painted. Egyptian sculpture was not meant to be seen in the round. It stood up against a wall almost as if it were part of the wall.

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