Seated Statue of King Khasekhemwy


Last king of the 2nd Dynasty of Egypt, with conquered foes incised around the base, The oldest surviving stone royal sculpture from ancient Egypt. Khasekhemwy is wearing the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt and is wrapped in a long robe. His right fist is drilled to attach a separate object, perhaps a mace handle or scepter.

Seated Statue of King Khasekhemwy
Seated Statue of King Khasekhemwy

Early Dynastic Period, 2nd Dynasty, around 2700 BC. Limestone, height: 62 cm, from Hierakonpolis, Upper Egypt. Now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. 47.209

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