Menkaure Triad in the Egyptian Museum Triad in the Egyptian Museum

Menkaure Triad in the Egyptian Museum

Menkaure  triad represents King Mnenkawre standing between Goddess Hathor and other local Goddess .
King Mn Mnenkawre was ruling Egypt during  the 4th dynasty, He is the son of king Chephren.
Mnenkawre was born in a very strong family, as his grand father erected the famous great pyramid in Giza and his father erected the middle pyramid, He followed thir steps and erected for himself  the third pyramid in Giza, but it is very small pyramid, It was said that when he rulled Egypt and ordered to erect his pyramid it was no flood and at that time they were depending on Nile flood  to carry the stones to build the pyramids, Menkaure ruled for about 25 years and he died before finishing his pyramid  which was completed later by his son Shepses-skaf.
King Menkaure  triads are a greywacke sculpture which depicts Menkaure connecting with Hathor and a personified nome through an embrace or by holding hands.These triads were found in the valley temple of his pyramid in Giza.
king Mnenkawre triad is one of 5 triads were found in the valley in 1908, three of them are exhibited in the Egyptian museum in Tahrir square, while the other 2 are in the Boston museum of Fine Arts.
Mnenkawre was represented standing between goddess Hathor and the local goddess, wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt and having a false royal beard and wearing the royal short kilt called Å¡ndyt. He also holding sticks.
Menkaure left leg is stepping forward to represent that he follows his heart, the artist was able to show the facial features in great beautiful  way represented in full round, Stunning eye brows , soft nose , high cheek bones and thin calm mouth .
Now the artist became with more experience than the time of 3rd dynasty, so You see that he is skilful artist when you see  the muscle of Menkaure statue chests, his arms & his legs, the knees and the toes.
Goddess Hat.hor which was represented in the triad was the goddess of love, music and maternity.
Her name (Hat- hor ) means the home of Horus, and she was an important goddess in all Egypt