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Most art works was created to preserve social trends and importance to the people of that time and precedents to come Egyptians like many other cultures were among the most unique With their social ladder consisting of Pharaohs Nobles and Craftsmen preserving and imitating its people was of utmost importance not only for their current life but also for their afterlife The Khafre enthroned a cubic style sculpture was made of diorite one of the hardest wrong known to man standing 5 feet 6 inches From Gizeh Egypt dating 2500 to 2494 BC around the Fourth Dynasty This sculpture symbolize the importance of Khafre the pharaoh and also the bringing of two nations together The purpose of this sculpture of him was not to create a naturalized replica of the pharaoh but to portray it in a Divine nature of Egyptian Kingships pg64GAA As a custom to the society the matter in which you depict a pharaoh was very strict and one sided done under precise measurements and rules Khafre a great ruler known as one that brought together upper and Lower Egypt was also portrayed according to that rule Therefore he was portrayed with a well-developed flawless body and a perfect face pg65GAA despite his real age and appearance Like many other divine ruler such as Inanna the Queen of Heaven and Earth he was robed in royal garments Inanna on her venture to the underworld she prepared herself in her best outfit and jewelries to show her status and wealth to the underworld Queen Ereshkigal Khapre is also dressed in royal linen headdress and false royal beard to portray his royal status in society as well Other symbolic features to the sculpture are the Lotus and Papyrus together symbolizing the unification of the two once separated cites Lotus a flower from Upper Egypt and papyrus a plant that is dried then used to write on from Lower Egypt Also the falcon God-
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