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Alabaster Statue of Queen Ankhnes-Meryre II and Her Son Pepy II, 6th Dynasty, reign of Pepy II from Upper Egypt.
Pepy II became king as a small child, so his mother acted as regent. This statue symbolized her role, evoking the typical Egyptian pose of a mother nursing a child. Pepy is shown as a miniature king rather than a child and, instead of nursing him, the queen holds him protectively as he clasps her hand. Each figure looks straight ahead and has its own inscription, as if it were a separate statue.

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