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The pharaoh statue is based on a statue of Pepi I, a ruler of the Old Kingdom who lived about 2300BC. You can see this statue on the upper right of this page. It is made of green slate. Pepi is shown offering vases of wine to the gods. This type of statue became very popular in Egypt later on. The picture on the right shows Ramses I offering the same sort of jars to the god Amun.