The 'Menkaure Triads', an ensemble of three stone sculptures dating from the Fourth Dynasty of Egypt around 2,500 BCE, illustrate the aesthetic and technical competence of the artisans of the Old Kingdom period. Each figure is carved from greywacke, a variety of dark sandstone.

Central to the triad is a standing, larger-scaled male figure, presumably a Pharaoh, depicted with meticulous attention to physical detail which aligns with the artistic norms of the period. His regal status is implied through the depiction of the royal nemes headdress, ornamental kilt, and the traditional artificial beard, a symbol of both royalty and divinity in Ancient Egyptian culture.

Flanking the central figure are two females, rendered shorter, indicating their relative status. The female on the audience's right is demonstrated wearing a fitting dress and a Hathoric wig, customarily associated with the deity Hathor. Similar attire can be seen on the left figure, suggesting divine symbolisms or potential representations of pharaonic power.

Given their age, the sculptures are remarkably well-preserved with minor defects noticeable on the facial features of the female figures. Hieroglyphic inscriptions, providing historical and contextual insights of the era, cover the rear slabs of the figures.

The variations in scale, posture, and costume displayed by the statues articulate a multifaceted network of relationships among the depicted individuals, reflecting their societal rank and cosmic roles. In sum, the triad combines representations of royalty, deity, and power, thereby providing invaluable insights into the Old Kingdom society's religious ideologies, political structures, and artistic proficiency.

Egyptian Museum in Cairo