Pepi II as a child


Source: Titadritti, Egyptian Treasures, p. 89

An alabaster statuette of 16 cm high also represents Pepi II as a child, in a pose that is unusual in both royal and private statuary.
The king is squatting on the ground with his legs folded and slightly apart. His left hand was resting on his knee and, although it is missing, his right hand is assumed to have been held to the mouth.
He is completely naked, a sign of his young age.

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