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Head and Torso of a King

This fragment depicts a king in the pleated linen nemes (royal headcloth) and the uraeus-cobra worn only by royalty. The complete statue probably showed him standing and wearing a short kilt. The well-modeled torso and round, youthful face are characteristic of royal statuary from Dynasty 5. This figure most closely resembles statues of King Niuserre, who may be represented here.

Catalogue Description:
Wearing a names with uraeus. Probably from a standing statue.

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