Statue of King Sneferu

King Sneferu, the founder of the 4th Dynasty, can be seen wearing the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt (Hedjet), and a collar around his neck. He wears a short kilt, which is carved in detail and tied by a belt. The king’s cartouche can be seen at the center of the belt, along with the title King of Upper and Lower Egypt. He is striding forwards, but his entire left side is missing.

Statue of King Sneferu
Statue of King Sneferu

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, reign of Sneferu, around 2600 BC. Limestone, from Dahshur. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 98943

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