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King Menkaura and Queen

Calliopejen1. King Menkaura and Queen. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

What mainly influenced the content of the artwork in the attached image?


Their stiff postures are representative of the fundamental character of Egyptian culture.


The male's nemes on his head, long artificial beard, and kilt identify him as king.


Traces of red paint remain on the king's face and black paint remains on the queen's wig.


The artwork symbolically depicts a king and his queen whose kas could inhabit the sculptures if needed.

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