Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II

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Nicole Lesar
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published on 13 July 2021
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This alabaster statue of Pharaoh Pepi II (2284 - c. 2216 BCE) and his mother, is one of the more famous representations of the two because the statue technically has two “front” sides. By placing Pepi II and his mother in opposite directions, it creates a multi-view statue. This is a very different statue style from other Old Kingdom art, and diverges from typical Egyptian styles in general. 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom. (Brooklyn Museum)

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Nicole Lesar
Nicole is an Earth/Environmental Scientist, who is currently teaching Earth Science to Middle School students. She has a passion for ancient history, particularly ancient Egypt, due to the teachings of her Nonno (grandfather).

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Lesar, N. (2021, July 13). Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14346/queen-ankhnes-meryre-ii--pharaoh-pepi-ii/

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Lesar, Nicole. "Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 13, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14346/queen-ankhnes-meryre-ii--pharaoh-pepi-ii/.

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Lesar, Nicole. "Queen Ankhnes-meryre II & Pharaoh Pepi II." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Jul 2021. Web. 18 Sep 2021.