Category: 4th dynasty

Pyramid of Menkaure, ca. 2510 BC. Giza Pl…

Pyramid of Menkaure,

ca. 2510 BC.

Giza Plateau.

Palm trees stand in the foreground of the Py…

Palm trees stand in the foreground of the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza, 1923

Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu, from Giza (b…

Statue of the dwarf Perniankhu, from Giza (basalt)

The dwarf is wearing a traditional, curled wig; his face is strong and displays a quiet serenity, strength and power. His eyes are framed in black and the eyebrows are well-defined. The right hand is placed upon his right thigh and holds the sekhem-sceptre, his left hand, across his chest, holds a long staff. Perniankhu wears a white kilt with a black belt, his legs revealing deformities. His name and titles can be seen in the two vertical lines at the front of the chair, he is described as, One who delights his lord every day, the king’s dwarf, Perniankhu, of the Great Palace.

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2613-2494 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit …

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit of Great Pyramid of Khufu

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit …

View of the Pyramid of Khafre from the summit of Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Pyramids of Giza at night

The Pyramids of Giza at night

The Pyramids of Giza at night

The Pyramids of Giza at night

A view from above the Pyramid of Khafre at Giz…

A view from above the Pyramid of Khafre at Giza | Kazuyoshi Nomachi

Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, ca. 1900’…

Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, ca. 1900’s

Close-up view of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Close-up view of the Great Pyramid of Giza