Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu

The dwarf Perniankhu is wearing a traditional, curled wig; his face is strong and displays a quiet serenity, strength and power. His eyes are framed in black and the eyebrows are well-defined. The right hand is placed upon his right thigh and holds the sekhem-scepter, his left hand, across his chest, holds a long staff.

Perniankhu wears a white kilt with a black belt, his legs revealing deformities. His name and titles can be seen in the two vertical lines at the front of the chair, he is described as, One who delights his lord every day, the king’s dwarf, Perniankhu, of the Great Palace.

Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu
Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2613-2494 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 98944