One of the most well recognized Ancient Egyptian statues Menkaure and his Queen, Dynasty IV, ca. 2490–2472 BC. Graywacke, approx. 4’ 6 1/2” high. Currently located at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Menkaure is portrayed in the familiar Egyptian pose standing as if at attention with his left leg extended forward, his arms held stiff at his sides, and his fists clenched holding some unidentified cylindrical objects. His stance appears assertive, indicative of his power.
The statue is a high-relief sculpture because the bodies remain wedded to the block from which they are carved. A double portrait between a man and a woman signifies that they are married.