Despite being battered by the last few thousand years this statue still manages to convey a sense of solid power and grandeur. Not just aesthetically, either – having the ability to command the skilled labour necessary to make the statue is a statement of power in itself.

I don’t know much about it other than that it was in the Cairo Museum in 2016 when I visited. I think it’s Old Kingdom in date, in part because it was near other Old Kingdom material and in part because the throne arms have similarities to those of the statue of Khafre near it.

And again I make the assumption it’s a king because of the power involved in its creation and the similarity of those lion chair arms.

Statue of a King on a Throne with Lion Arms. Old Kingdom(?)

See it on my photo site:

Jigsaw puzzles:

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