King Khafre

The life-sized original of this statue was found at Giza in the valley temple of Khafre, the son of Khufu and builder of the second pyramid. The king is shown wearing the royal nemes headdess and a short kilt. He is seated on a lion throne; behind his head, the falcon god Horus protects him with his wings. The king was considered the embodiment of Horus on earth, and this statue expresses the concept of divine kingship.


Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty
Original: Diorite Gneiss
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Miniature Model: 55 x 32 x 17 cm
Price: Stucco 150 LE