BIG statue with big shoulders!
He's BIG, all right, with a height of nearly 2.35 meters (8 feet)!
Colossal statue of King Menkaura (Mycerinus)
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster), 2490–2472 B.C.E.
Size: 243.8 x 115.6 x 83.8 cm (96 x 45 1/2 x 33 in.)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition 1909, MFA #09.204

"Menkaura (called Mycerinus by the Greeks) built the third and smallest pyramid at Giza. This statue, found in a temple at its base, is the largest sculpture known from Egypt's Old Kingdom." (From info card)

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