Head of King Userkaf

Painted limestone | 6.5 x 7.2cm | c. 2454-2447 BC

Unknown Artist

Despite the monumental achievements of the Old Kingdom's Pyramid Age, few images of its rulers survive. This head has been identified as King Userkaf, the first king of Dynasty 5. Userkaf built a modest pyramid at Saqqara and a temple to the sun god ...
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