Amid so much carnage in the Middle East, and my ongoing postings about the centenary of World War I, I thought it might be worth lightening things up a bit, even if it means employing somewhat adolescent humor.
The Fourth Dynasty of Egypt was the age of the Great Pyramids. The full details are below the picture, but as the caption says "This statue evokes the intimacy of Memi and his companion, Sabu, although she is set somewhat apart by her oblique gaze." In my youth (which despite what my daughter thinks was not really the Bronze Age), we'd have called it copping a feel, or getting to second base, but the Pyramid Age didn't have baseball. I'm far too mature and adult to pursue this theme further.
Full original caption:
The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu.
This statue evokes the intimacy of Memi and his companion, Sabu, although she is set somewhat apart by her oblique gaze.
Until recently, the flowering of nonroyal statuary was believed to have
occurred only in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Recent studies
indicate, however, that many of these nonroyal statues, including Memi
and Sabu, are better dated to the Fourth Dynasty, contemporary with the
great royal statuary programs. The early date for Memi and Sabu is based
both on her coiffure and on the reciprocated embrace.