Granite Head

Granite head of a statue assumed to represent Khefren.

Granite head of a statue assumed to represent Khefren.
Source: Ziegler e.a., Art Egyptien, pp. 221-222.

This granite head of unknown provenance has been credited to Khefren due to the close resemblance of this statue's facial features t other, identified statues of the same king. The shape of the nose, mouth and face as well as the way the king's headdress, the nemes have been executed in a way that is very similar to other statues of Khefren.

It has even been suggested that this statue might originally have stood in the king's mortuary temple at Giza.


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