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The Statue of Goddess Menkaret Carrying Statue of Tutankhamun

By Egyking
The Statue of Goddess Menkaret Carrying Statue of Tutankhamun
A statue of the goddess Menkaret shows her carrying the seated statue of King Tutankhamun over her head. She is supporting the king's back with her right hand and his feet with her left hand.
This is the position in which female Egyptian peasants carried water jars over their heads.
The king is wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the usekh collar; he is wrapped in a shroud like a mommy.
The Statue of Goddess Menkaret Carrying Statue of Tutankhamun
The goddess is standing with her left leg forward. She is wearing a long wig and a pleated kilt. Her swollen belly and low hips show the artistic influence of the Amarna Period. This statue was used, with two others, in the mystical pilgrimages during the funeral of the king .

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