The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - King Khasekhemwy



Identity: Khasekhemwy, King
Material: Green Schist
Period: Archaic, 2nd Dynasty
Reign: Khasekhemwy (Khasekhem)

Height: 56.5 cm
Width: 13.3 cm
Profile: 30 cm

This statue of Khasekhemwy with the Upper Egypt's crown represents the royal statuary of the earliest periods. It remains modest in scale but highly accomplished in craftsmanship anticipating the level of technical perfection attained by the end of the Second Dynasty. The king is seated here upon a throne with a low back and around the base there are incised figures and numbers (47209) of enemies or rebels from Lower Egypt which the king had killed.

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